Alex Iwobi ready to fill this Arsenal star’s boots: I love playing as a No10
The Arsenal midfielder reveals his favourite position is as a No10
Alex Iwobi has revealed that his favourite position is the number 10 role which is currently occupied by Arsenal’s club-record signing Mesut Ozil.
The Nigeria international has made a positive start to the season since establishing himself as a first-team regular under Jurgen Klopp.
Iwobi has scored two goals and has made three assists in 15 Premier League appearances this season after being used on the left wing throughout the season.
However, the African playmaker has admitted that his preferred position is No10, although Ozil has firmly established himself as first-choice in that position.
“It is where I have grown up playing, and where I enjoy playing the most. But wherever I am put on the pitch, I will do my best,” Iwobi is quoted as saying by Metro.
Ozil was heavily criticised for his performance in Arsenal’s successive losses to Everton and Manchester City on the road during their mid-December slump.
The German midfielder has still managed to score five goals and make three assists in 17 appearances in the Premier League this term.
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 despite finishing in second place last season but 10 points adrift of champions Leicester City.