Arsenal boss Unai Emery has stated that he wants midfielder Alex Iwobi to improve tactically.
The 21-year-old scored his third Premier League goal of the season in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday, February 8.
In the encounter, Iwobi scored as early as the 16th minute through an assist by Sead Kolasinac.
Iwobi played a part to help Arsenal guarantee all three points against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The 22-year-old midfielder has assumed a starting role at the Emirates Stadium in place of German playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Asides from the three goals he has scored in the Premier League this season, Iwobi has contributed five assists this season in a 23 top flight games played.
Emery who replaced Arsene Wenger at the start of the season still wants more from the Nigerian midfielder.
Speaking in his post-match conference Emery stated that Iwobi is in peak condition but wants him to be calmer citing examples of times he could have released the pass earlier.
He said, “He’s young, makes a big commitment and he has a good physical condition.
“He needs to improve something tactically, maybe, but above all he’s calm with the ball in the attacking third [in order] to find better assists, finding the possibility to score with composure, or find the best option, whether that is shooting or dribbling.
“He scored [on Saturday], got another very good chance and the possibility to assist [Alexandre] Lacazette, but I think his match – first starting with his attitude – was very big, and his performance was very good.”
Iwobi has made efforts on his part to improve his game when he stated that he has employed an analysis to improve his statistics, decision making and output on the pitch.
The Super Eagles star is expected to return to action when Arsenal take on BATE Borisov in their next Europa League clash scheduled for Thursday, February 14.