Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that “with the right encouragement”, Alex Iwobi will become a very important player for Arsenal.
The Nigeria international scored the opening goal in the Gunners’ 2-1 win at Huddersfield on Saturday when his deflected volley off Sead Kolasinac’s cross was palmed in by Ben Hamer.
Iwobi also had a goal ruled out for offside, as Unai Emery’s side kept their top-four chase on track.
The 23-year-old’s performance caught the attention of Wright, who gave his assessment of the player.
“It was a game that they were favourites to win, with Huddersfield’s record,” the former Arsenal striker said, speaking as a pundit on Match of the Day.
“He needs a lot more encouragement but he is someone that does not hide, he doesn’t play safe or get the ball and pass sideways.
“He gets a little bit of luck with the deflection [for the goal], and he was just offside for another one.