Ian Wright admits that Alex Iwobi has fizzled out a bit after breaking into the first team in 2015/16 and hopes that Eddie Nketiah doesn’t do the same thing.

Wright feels that Eddie can do a lot to help Arsenal, as demonstrated by his match-winning brace against Norwich on Tuesday night, but the Gunners legend is anxious that the 18-year-old could fizzle out if he’s not careful.

“He’s somebody that has came on and made a difference,” Wright told Sky Sports’ The Debate Show.

“We’ve had a few players, Iwobi, for example, has came through recently and fizzled out a little bit.

“He’s still amongst the first team but you just want someone to come through and make this kind of impact. 

“I know it’s against Norwich in the Carabao Cup but if he can continue to progress and get into the first team and the Premier League then obviously he’s someone to be excited about.”

Iwobi is one example of a young Arsenal player who burst onto the scene in March 2016, although he had been featuring semi-regularly for the senior squad until this point.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Edward Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The young forward impressed. He was sharp and eager to please. Plus, his lack of goals didn’t really matter because of everything else he brought to the game. He was a teenager and would begin to find the back of the net soon.

However, two years later and Iwobi is still hovering around the fringes of the senior squad. He’s still young at 21 but the lack of tangible improvement means that he’s not turned into the player many of us hyped him up to become. Although maybe that’s our fault.

Iwobi has made seven appearances this season, scoring once and assisting the once.

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