Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, has revealed the reason behind Alex Iwobi superlative showing for the Gunners this season.
Iwobi has enjoyed a new lease of life under Emery and was voted man-of-the-match in Arsenal’s penultimate Premier League clash against Leicester City.
And Emery has now disclosed what he has done to help the 22-year-old develop his game.
“He is very young and I think he played here with improving moments in his career. We need to also push him more to improve because he has the quality and the capacity,”Emery told Arsenal’s official website.
“The first thing is with the behaviour in training, finding ways to improve every day. And then, also to give him what he can improve tactically, individually.
“I think a lot of it is confidence, every player needs confidence. Not only with playing but when we are together and we are here. I want every player to feel this confidence but also with a very big demand from us and on himself also to work every day.
Emery also stated that he has challenged Iwobi to keep improving his game despite earning rave reviews for his impressive showing this season.
“It’s try, try, try and try. If you are doing a good action individually or not, continue with the confidence to try another, to try again,” Emery added.
“After that, good commitment every day, good behaviour every day and feel together with your team and respect decisions and respect your teammates.
“There is only one thing I know, work. You are working, you are winning this confidence every day, then your quality is there to be better in each match.”
The Spaniard also hailed the family atmosphere in the team which has been the key in the side’s impressive performance this season.
”I think before I came here, Arsenal was already one family. Maybe we needed to improve or to develop some things differently with the team and with the club, but I think this club is very big and was a big family also before I came here,”he disclosed.
” We are doing more combinations to do more to be stronger with the relationship between us. The family is very important for us, for every player to feel important and enjoy.”