Alex Iwobi claims that the Arsenal players would ‘run through brick walls’ for Arsene Wenger.
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Iwobi claims that there’s not a single player in the current Arsenal squad who wouldn’t fight for the manager and who doesn’t want to help Wenger win his fourth Premier League title.
“I’m backing Arsene Wenger to win the league title at Arsenal again,” the 21-year-old told the S*n [via Metro].
“There won’t be a single player in our dressing room next season who will not fight for him. We’d run through brick walls for the boss.
“I’m pleased because he really is Mr Arsenal, isn’t he? He has made it the great institution it is today.”
Wenger put an end to a season of speculation last week by signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal and although not all fans are completely convinced that he’s the right man for the job, Iwobi is.
“Unfortunately, he has not tasted a Premier League title since 2004, but look what he has achieved in his time here,” the forward continued.
“Even last weekend, he became the manager who has won the FA Cup seven times — more than any other.
“I’m happy he’s staying — so are the rest of the lads — because it’s good for the club, good for the team.”
The Gunners were repeatedly criticised last term for not looking as if they cared and not fighting for their manager. In fact, when Arsenal lost 3-0 away to Crystal Palace, it looked as if Wenger had well and truly lost the dressing room.
Therefore, Iwobi’s comments about having the manager’s back probably won’t be the last.