Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has called upon his fellow supporters to back the club's young Nigerian winger, Alex Iwobi. 


Under Unai Emery, the 22-year-old has grown in confidence and has scored four Premier League goals this campaign. Wright claims that despite his occasional lack of decision making around the opponent's 18-yard box, the winger has the potential to be a key asset in this Arsenal team. 

After Iwobi opened the scoring against Huddersfield Town with a sublime volley, Wright made his call to action to the supporters who may have doubted the young winger in the past. 


Speaking on Match of the Day, via the ​Daily Star, Wright said: "What I like about Iwobi - someone who does take a lot of stick from the Arsenal fan base - is that he continuously tries to get forward.


“He loves getting into the box, although sometimes his decision making does still let him down.


“But we’re talking about a young player who has got a lot of ability and a lot of promise about him. And he’s someone who will get better but he needs a lot of encouragement from the fans.


“With the right encouragement, I think he could really be a massive asset for Arsenal. He’s somebody that the fans have got to get behind because he’s a super player.”

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