Alex Iwobi better than Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal analysis

Alex Iwobi has been in fine form lately for Arsenal, I don’t think anyone can controvert that.

Arsenal are on a seven-game win streak in all competitions, which never seemed likely after losing their two opening matches. The perfect record will only continue if more players like Alex Iwobi are unearthed.

Iwobi’s most recent game against Watford saw him come on and make a real impression – the Nigerian was key to both goals.

Arsenal will be looking for a winger in the transfer market since Iwobi isn’t an out-and-out winger by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a reason why he is out-performing Alexis Sanchez both statistic and team-wise.

The world knows that Sanchez was a draining figure at Arsenal. He was clearly running down his contract, and the players around him felt the detrimental impacts. But now that he’s gone, a lot of players are coming out of the woodwork.

Iwobi's partnering with Mesut Ozil makes them the men of the moment, and it’s not a coincidence. Iwobi is a lot more direct, but Ozil has added a clinical goal-scoring side to his game.

Arsene Wenger just left the Super Eagles forward to his own devices during his lengthy tenure. He thought this was the best way to manage Iwobi, but clearly, he was wrong.

This could be a real breakthrough season for Iwobi. It’s been a long time coming. Iwobi is only 22, so he has plenty of time to grow and adapt under Unai Emery.

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This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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