Alex Iwobi Looking To Give Unai Emery A “Headache” After Blackpool Win

By The Editor
on 5th January 2019

Alex Iwobi hopes the youngsters gave Unai Emery food for thought after Blackpool win…


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Alex Iwobi is hoping that our comfortable 3-0 win against Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup will lead to a selection headache for Unai Emery.

The head coach rang the changes for the away tie which saw the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock handed starts right through the spine of the team.

Blackpool represented a tricky tie considering how difficult they made it for us in the Carabao Cup at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season.

However, despite the changes made in the squad, we made light work of the troubled League One side with Joe Willock grabbing a brace and Alex Iwobi scoring the other.

The two spoke to BT Sport after the game and Iwobi hopes the pace and energy shown by the youngsters will give the boss some food for thought.

“Yeah, it’s good that the youngsters like Joe and Eddie [Nketiah] did well,” Iwobi said.

“Bukayo Saka came on and it shows we have pace in the team. It’s one for the manager, he’ll have a headache deciding who to play. We’re all fighting for our positions.”

The fact that Iwobi feels comfortable referring to the likes of Saka and Nketiah as “youngsters” is rather amusing given his tender age.

It just goes to show the amount of experience he’s amassed in such a short space of time and fans are demanding more of the winger.

If Emery doesn’t get any reinforcements in January, then playing the youngsters in more meaningful games will certainly endear him to the Gunners faithful.