NOT HAPPY! Alex Iwobi Says Arsenal Boss Unai Emery Is Playing Him Out Of Position - 2 years ago
Alex Iwobi has admitted he is being played out of position at Arsenal, as he would prefer to play as a central midfielder. The 23-year-old, who is currently representing Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, has been utilised in a wide position by Unai Emery, due to the presence of Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira at the club. Last season, he featured 35 times in the Premier League, 13 of which as substitute, making 951 passes and creating 40 chances. “I’m happy to play anywhere, I will play wherever I’m told to play. “Growing up I’ve been playing as an attacking midfielder, more central in the midfield. I wouldn’t say if I’m most comfortable there but that’s where I grew up playing. “I’ve always seen myself as a midfielder but wherever I’m being told to play in the middle or somewhere, I will always give my best,” Iwobi told Goal.