Alex Iwobi: We Work On Counter-Attack Transitions In Training

By The Editor
on 10th February 2019

Alex Iwobi delighted to see the work pay off with Alexandre Lacazette’s goal…


Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi stated that Alexandre Lacazette’s sweeping goal against Huddersfield was the result of hours of training ground work as Unai Emery insists on quick transitions, he told Arsenal Player.

Lacazette doubled our lead after Iwobi’s deflected effort saw us nod in front, with the Frenchman’s goal a demonstration of a destructive counter-attacking goal.

Unai Emery reverted to a 3-4-3 system and the likes of Iwobi, Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan resumed their promising triumvirate.

The formation shift was partly forced on the Spaniard due to our growing injury list as Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey missed the squad through various issues.

“We’ve been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed,” Iwobi said about Lacazette’s goal.

“So when the goal went in it was a great team move and I was also happy for Laca to get the goal as well.”

The win against the relegation candidates moved us to within a point of fourth place with the race to the Champions League heating up.

It seems like a direct three-way fight between ourselves, Chelsea and Manchester United and while our squad is weaker than theirs, we can find a way to put a run together.

Having said that, we cannot afford any more long-term injuries following the season-ending injuries suffered by Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck and Hector Bellerin.

Also, Emery can fall-back on attempting to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition by winning the Europa League, a trophy he’s already won three times.