Iwobi Claims Arsenal Have Leaders, Admits Defensive Frailties

Published: March 11, 2018
Iwobi Claims Arsenal Have Leaders, Admits Defensive FrailtiesArsenal winger Alex Iwobi insists the North London side have players who are leaders in the face of criticisms that the team lack 'team leaders' with strong characters.

Iwobi who was an unused substitute in the Gunners' impressive 2-0 win against AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg clash of the  UEFA Europa League states that the players have their unique style of communication.

Arsenal ended a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions with the Europa League game at the San Siro and will face Watford 2.30 pm Nigerian time on Sunday in the Premier League.

"I know the players and they lead by example in the team,"  Iwobi told The Mirror.

"Obviously, people in the media speak a lot when things aren't going right, but we as players do communicate with each other.

"Maybe it doesn't come across as being loud on the pitch – and you don't see it as much – but we do speak when things aren't going as well as planned.

Iwobi did admit that defensive frailties have been the team's undoing in recent games.

"We know we can do better in defence and better in attack.

"The key thing is to find a way to defend and attack all together.

"We have to work on that, we know that, and we have been ­trying to do that so, hopefully, we will be able to show signs of that togetherness soon."

Iwobi has scored two Premier League goals in 18 matches in the 2017/2018 season thus far, playing a total of 1,195 minutes.

Izuchukwu Okosi

Photo Credit : arsenal.com

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