Alex Iwobi will keep the pressure up for a spot in the Gunners’ first team, even if Arsene Wenger decides to leave the club in the summer according to his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha.
After making his competitive debut in October 2015, Iwobi grabbed the opportunity and gradually became a key member of the senior squad.
However, changes made to the team in the final third have seen him sidelined for a while now, during a time when Arsenal needed all the help they can get to improve their play. The decision to bench him was made by Arsene Wenger.
Iwobi’s last appearance was in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City on 2nd of April.
As expected, there have been questions over his future at the Emirates, but Okocha has insisted that Iwobi will not relent in his effort at the club regardless of who he has to answer to.
Okocha said, “It’s not easy to break into an Arsenal team from youth. A young player won’t cope with a whole season. It’s understandable he’s not been playing recently. Overall he has done well.”
Iwobi himself revealed that he feels uncomfortable watching his teammates take on the game from the sideline and is anxious for a chance to prove his worth before the season comes to an end. However, Okocha has said that his career cannot be complete without such setback and that it will help him grow into a better player.