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Iwobi has quality to shine at Arsenal, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has praised the contributions of Alex Iwobi to the two Super Eagles friendlies so far, but he is at loss why the player doesn’t make such impact with his club Arsenal.

Iwobi has quality to shine at Arsenal, says Rohr
Serbia’s Nemanja Matic tackles Iwobi

Rohr argued that Iwobi has qualities that will make him do well at Arsenal and wondered what kind of role Arsene Wenger always gave him to play.

“With the Super Eagles all the time he’s very good, already in Poland [where Nigeria won 1-0] and he was fantastic against Serbia,” Rohr told Standard Sport.

“Perhaps some times [he did] a little too much individually, he wanted to make a show. We prefer collective football.

“But when he can eliminate his opponent it’s very good [for us]. He’s with us all the time in confidence. He’s free when he has the ball.

“I don’t know what the tactical options of Arsene Wenger are when he’s with Arsenal but with us he’s free offensively and he can show all his qualities.”

Iwobi’s goal against Zambia sealed Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting June in Russia.

 


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