Iwobi Optimistic Arsenal Will Beat Man City, Eager To Defeat Iheanacho

Iwobi Optimistic Arsenal Will Beat Man City, Eager To Defeat Iheanacho

Nigeria winger, Alex Iwobi, is confident that Arsenal will start winning games against top teams in the English Premier League when they host Manchester City at The Emirates on Sunday.

Arsenal lost their last league game away to West Brom a fortnight ago, and they are currently fifth in the league table, five points behind Liverpool in fourth – albeit with a game in hand.

“We need to change that record,” Iwobi told Sky Sports News HQ of the top clubs' dominance over Arsenal. 

“That’s in the past though – we need to prepare for the present. I believe with the players we’ve got – we’ve been working hard – that we can do it.

“We’ve not been doing as well as we should’ve been doing. But every team goes through a rough spell and it’s ours at the moment. I’m sure we’ll bounce back.

“Judging on how everyone did on international duty – everybody did well – then the confidence will slowly be getting back.

"We’ll prepare this week and we’ll do our best. Hopefully we can come out with the result we need.

“Every game is vital – we’re taking it game-by-game. We just need to concentrate, prepare right and do the job.”

If Iwobi is selected for the Super Sunday clash, then he could come up against his Super Eagles teammate Kelechi Iheanacho.

The pair were on international duty together with Nigeria, where Iheanacho netted a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Senegal in an international friendly match in London.

Iwobi admits he and Iheanacho are good friends, and have been sharing a few jokes about the match during Nigeria’s training camp.

“We’ve had a bit of banter this week,” he said. “He was trying to persuade me to come to Manchester City and I was trying to persuade him to come to Arsenal. I’d like to play against him.

“We’ve talked about the game a little bit, but we’ve been focused on playing for Nigeria. I’ve just got to prepare now and beat him!”