Arsenal’s Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi (R) vies with Chelsea’s Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

Alex Iwobi admits Unai Emery’s training sessions are unrecognisable from his predecessor’s, Arsene Wenger.

Iwobi was handed his first start of the season at Stamford Bridge and rewarded his manager with an impressive display, capped by just his third Premier League goal since January.

‘It’s exciting times to be fair,’ Iwobi told Arsenal Player.

‘Everybody’s enjoying and buying into the new ideas. For me personally, I’m enjoying the new sessions, the new training methods and the new ideas, so I’m enjoying my time with him.

“He demands a lot. He’s a lot more intense, a lot of high pressing and keeping the ball so that it benefits us if we have the ball. It’s good for us, especially the attackers who like to have the ball a lot. ‘It’s making me feel a bit sharper, I’m doing things with a bit more intensity. It’s not just for me, though, I feel like I’m helping the team a lot more.

‘I’ve got to be different. It’s going to be hard because we’ve got so many attackers and so many world-class players, so I’ve just got to prove that I’m on that level or as good as them so that I can be ahead of them, which is my aim.”


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