Wenger Surprised By Iwobi Impact

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Arsene Wenger admits he is surprised at how quick Alex Iwobi has settled into the squad at Arsenal.

The young striker made his debut in the 3-0 thumping of Swansea and has developed into an integral part of the team.

Iwobi scored against Everton before the break, his first EPL goal and added a second in the 4-0 thrashing of Watford.

The versatile attacker received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Theo Walcott on Saturday and Wenger has admitted Iwobi’s form has taken him by surprise.

“The fans have seen many good players over the years and they know straight away when a player has something special, so they acknowledge that,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“You cannot cheat people. They’ve seen how quickly Alex’s improved and how well he’s played.

“It’s surprising how quickly he’s integrated into our game. He’s worked with us since the start of the season and he has grown, gained confidence and when he came in he had an impact straight away.

“That’s benefited from the fact that he knows everybody and they trust him as well. I didn’t expect that level of efficiency or impact on the scoresheet.”



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