Super Eagles and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has disclosed that he put in extra efforts working with his father Chuka to be ready for the new season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
“I did a lot of off-season work,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player on Friday.
“I was doing a lot of running, a lot of fitness work.
“I would also go and play football with a couple of friends who are at different clubs so I was prepared for the season – I wanted to prove my point from day one.”
Iwobi was exceptional in Arsenal’s pre-season games, scoring against Bayern Munich (International Champions Cup) and Benfica (Emirates Cup) but he was an unused substitute in the 4-3 Premier League win over Leicester last Friday.
“[I wanted to impress], especially as towards the end of last season I didn’t play as much as I would have liked. Pre-season is a great way to get yourself ready, and I feel sharp, confident and ready to play games this year,” the Nigeria forward added.
“I am happy with my form, but I still have a lot more to prove as it was only pre-season – I just have to carry it on now.
“In the position I am in, I need to get goals and create chances so normally after training or when I am at home, I go out on the field with my Dad and just practice my finishing. There’s always areas of my game that I need to work on.”
“I’m pleased to have had the chance to get to know them on tour and until now I’ve got on really well with everyone.”