BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.
Arsenal forward and CAF 2016 young player of the year, Alex Iwobi of Nigeria might face stiff challenges in the new season that opens next month due to the signing of €52.7million Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnaise.
Sports Village Square gathered from Arsenal TV that team manager, Arsene Wenger said that the signing of Lacazette would bring the best out of his club attackers.
Wenger however made it known that it will be difficult for an uninformed player who hasn’t been a regular to make his attacking list in the forthcoming season.
That remark is unlikely to favour the Super Eagles’ player who only featured mostly during the first stanza of previous season.
Iwobi was however not in training at their training base at London Colney as at Tuesday as he had been given extra days off because he was on international duties immediately after last season.
The 21-year old has started thinking about next season already as he took to his instagram account to share a photo of him in the new Arsenal shirt.
The club whose aim is to build strong attack around new signing Lacazette will throw options open for the coach among the likes of Iwobi, Alexis Sanchez, Oliver Gerioud, Danny Welbeck, Metsut Ozil, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and host of others as Arsenal set for Australia on Thursday on pre season tour.
The team will then travel to China where they will face Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Their annual Emirate Cup will be next before their season’s opener against Chelsea on Sunday, August 6 in the community Shield.