Ian Wright thinks Arsenal need somebody like Alex Iwobi right now, as the former Gunner performs well in midfield for Everton.
Everton haven’t started the current Premier League campaign in significantly better form than the last, when they fought relegation right up until the final week of the season as we all watched Arsenal live scores.
Though Frank Lampard’s side don’t currently sit in the relegation zone, they have just four points and zero wins from their first six games of the league campaign.
One positive for the Everton fans is the form of Alex Iwobi, who has played every minute of the season so far.
26-year-old Iwobi has put in some positive displays and provided a couple of assists – one to give them the lead against Leeds United, and the other for their League Cup winner against Fleetwood Town.
Ian Wright thinks Iwobi is starting to prove some Arsenal fans wrong, and showing he could’ve added something to Mikel Arteta’s team if he’d stayed.
“I’m so pleased with the way it’s going for him,” Wright told the Wrighty’s House podcast (via Arsenal Mania). “I remember Arsenal fans, it’s the same thing they did with Oxlade-Chamberlain, they ridiculed him.
“His ball progression and work rate, what Frank has now recognised him and put him there, listen to the Everton fans when he’s doing his work, they are adoring him now. I’m loving the way it’s working out for Iwobi.
“Everton fans are now starting to realise that if they get the right players in and around him, he’s going to be a force for them.
“You look at his work rate, it’s unbelievable. It’s the kind of intensity that Mikel wants now and needs now, we need that, we need somebody who can press like that.”
Most of us would probably stop short of saying Arsenal made a mistake selling Iwobi. The money was very good, and it’s taken a few seasons for the player to find his feet at Everton.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate that Iwobi is playing well at the moment, and probably would be a good addition to the Arsenal squad. Sometimes you sell good players for a good price, that’s football.