Alex Iwobi is beginning to enjoy his football again under new boss Unai Emery after looking lost in Arsene Wenger’s final season at the Emirates.
Iwobi was a 63rd minute substitute in the game against Watford coming in for Aaron Ramsey as the Gunners sort to break a resilient Watford.
He played the cross that led to Craig Cathcart’s own and was involved in the build-up to Ozil’s goal.
Emery was happy with the impact the Nigerian had on the game and wants him to stay high up the pitch.
“He works hard every day,” the Spaniard told Standard Sport.
“Three weeks ago he was out of the team for two weeks with an injury.
“I’m very happy with him and his mentality. He has the quality to play right or left, to do more one-on-ones against the opposition.
“I want him to stay nearer the box to score and be more aggressive, finding assists for team-mates. This is the way for him and other players.”
Iwobi has a goal and two assists in six games for Arsenal this season. He’d be looking to continue his impressive showing in the Europa League against Qarabag