Iwobi must improve on speed and technique – Wenger

ARSENE Wenger said up and coming star Alex Iwobi needs to improve on his game and he will be the complete player that the Gunners could rely on. The Arsenal long standing manager said Iwobi who broke into the Gunners first team last season has great passion for the game and could be a factor in no distance time.

Iwobi must improve on speed and technique – Wenger


“The perception he has of the game and the speed of his decision-making struck me.” “[I knew] when I took him in training a few times,” the Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website.

“When you look at him at first there is nothing special there. But after when you look he is always connecting with others at a very high level and a very high pace. That’s why I think he is improving. “He has still a lot of work to do but he has something that is very important at the top level. Speed and an understanding of the game.”

Arsenal fan chases down Arsene Wenger and demands he signs Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez

A video has emerged of Arsène Wenger being pursued by Arsenal supporters who plead with him to sign the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Arsenal fan chases down Arsene Wenger and demands he signs Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez

The Gunners are currently in Los Angeles, preparing for a pre-season friendly against Chivas in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Arsenal have made three signings – Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Tajuma Asano – so far this summer, but supporters are hoping for more activity in the transfer market.

In a video posted by the Twitter account@Gooners_Report, a fan chases Wenger, shouting: “Only Mahrez, only Mahrez, OK? Please!”

Wenger, who is cycling along a beach front, simply smiles to himself.

Mahrez, who won 2015/16’s PFA Player of the Year award for his role in Leicester’s remarkable title win, has been linked with a move to the Emirates recently.

Reports in France last Saturday suggested that the 25-year-old Algeria international had all but agreed to join Arsenal.

Mahrez, however, turned out for his current club in a pre-season friendly against Celtic later that day.

Claudio Ranieri, the Leicester manager, has since dismissed speculation linking his talisman with a move to north London.

On Saturday, Ranieri told BeInSports that he was “100 per cent sure” Mahrez would stay with Leicester for the forthcoming season.

Arsenal FC – Keep The Faith – 2015/16

Arsenal FC – Keep The Faith – 2015/16

Tomas Rosicky message to Arsenal fans

Tomas Rosicky says leaving some of the club’s rising stars behind is one of the most difficult aspects of his Arsenal departure.

The Czech Republic international was given a guard of honour on Sunday amid emotional scenes at Emirates Stadium as he bid farewell to the club.

Tomas Rosicky message to Arsenal fans

Having spent a decade in north London, Rosicky admits it is tough to leave but he remains proud of what he achieved.

“It was an amazing [reception from the fans] – if you spend 10 years somewhere it is really difficult as you are so attached to the club. It is unbelievable,” he said.

“It is very difficult to say goodbye after 10 years when you know everyone at the club.

“All the young English guys when I came here grew up alongside me, I have seen them since they were 16 years old basically – Jack, Theo, the Ox, Aaron and Kieran Gibbs, so many.

“I have seen them grow from little lads to the big players they are now and this makes me proud that I had an influence on their growth and education. That is why it is really difficult to leave.”