Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Nigerian starlet Alex Iwobi can prosper as a playmaker following his display in Arsenal's 2-0 English League cup win over Reading FC on Tuesday. Arsenal boss Wenger said to journalists during a press conference :
“Yes, he can play in a central role. You see that he is not a typical winger. I think he can play in that role. He turns the game forward, he passes the ball through the lines very well, he has a final ball in him.”
Wenger also said he wants Iwobi, nephew to African football legend Jay Jay Okocha to improve his goal scoring ratio and add goals to his game.
“I think he has all in the locker to pass and give the final ball – what you want from him now is the finishing, and that’s still a little part that is missing in his game. He is too nervous at the moment when he has the possibility to finish."