Arsenal coach Unai Emery faced the cameras on Thursday afternoon ahead of his side’s Premier League meeting with West Ham at the Emirates this weekend and was asked if Iwobi’s goal against Chelsea summed up the way he wants his team to play this season.
The Nigeria national-teamer scored in the 41st minute at Stamford Bridge when he finished off a brilliant team move which involved all the players minus Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
”We want to go forward and score. Maybe we can do it directly with one long pass or by progressing with the passes, controlling possession to [help us] win the games,” Emery told arsenal.com.
”We can find a goal like on Saturday against Chelsea, or with less passes on the pitch.
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”For me what’s important is that all the players know how to [use] the ball in each match and that they use the [ball in] the best moment or the best way to attack against the opponents.”
If Iwobi’s impressive display against Chelsea is anything to go by, the Hale End Academy product is in line to play his 100th game for Arsenal against the Hammers.
The Nigeria international had 21 appearances under his belt in his first season with the first team, 38 in the 2016-17 campaign and 39 last term.