Alex Iwobi – Arsenal work much harder under Unai Emery

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has indicated that the team are going through a stiffer training regime under the tutelage of new head coach Unai Emery. The Gunners begun the season with back-to-back losses in the Premier League but they have since built up a six-match winning streak across all competitions which has included four-straight Premier League wins.

As such, there has been plenty of positivity around the north London club after a rather frustrating 2017/18 season and Iwobi has now spoken about the demands of the new manager in training. Speaking to reporters, he said: “He demands a lot, we are working a lot harder in training, running a bit more. As you can see, we are buying into his ideas and we are enjoying our time with him. We are not going to dwell on the past, we are always looking forward to the next game. We learn from out mistakes, like we have done. We have got four wins on the bounce now so we have just got to keep on going keep this momentum going and try to get as many wins as we can, like I’m saying.”

With Emery, the Gunners have changed from their regular passing style of football to another whereby there has been more intensity on both sides of the field and this has paid dividends of late with the club going through a six-match run without defeat. Moreover, the training methods have also enhanced the development of the club’s frontman including Iwobi himself, who was handed a fresh long-term deal during the summer.

The Nigerian has yet to secure a formative role under the tutelage of the new manager but he has certainly made a point to the coaching staff with his workrate which has been far better when compared to the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. The attacker recently contributed an assist during the 3-1 win over Brentford in the League Cup third round.