Arsene Wenger told Arsenal duo won't scare top European teams

Oct 04, 2017, 00:12
Arsene Wenger told Arsenal duo won't scare top European teams

With Mesut Ozil ruled out with an injury, Iwobi, 21, impressively filled the creative void in the Gunners' attack on Sunday [1 October], scoring his first goal of the season in the comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates.

And while he has done well to keep the doubters at bay with four goals in seven games for the Gunners, Lacazette admits that he is still getting used to some of the grittier things English officials allow to happen during the course of a match.

The Nigerian global, who was a major doubt for the Gunners clash, finished off a backheeled assist from Alexis Sanchez in the 56th minute after Nacho Monreal had shot Arsenal into the lead in the 16th minute.

Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi netted either side of half time as the Gunners registered their fourth league clean sheet in a row and equalled a club record of nine successive wins at home dating back until March.

Arsenal now have 13 points from seven games and sits at 5th place in the league table.

"Our last worldwide break was a nightmare, but this one is a bit better".

"It's too early, it's very early", Wenger told reporters when quizzed on the title credentials of his on-form side. Arsene Wenger likes to give his players freedom, and whilst it can result in lovely football, it can also leave gaps in front of the defence, and poor decision making in the final third when coming up against sides who are well organised.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed he was pleased with his team's recovery following a disappointing start to the campaign.

"It is not in my hands but I try to get the best out of the players", Koeman said.

"He is the kind of player who has good availability, helps you a lot to get out of pressure and creates spaces. We could have done more, but ok".

"After Liverpool, we talked because we couldn't play like we did that day", the Spaniard said.

Matthew Ryan can not wait for the chance to test himself like a 'established name like Arsenal' as Brighton prepare for a tough Premier League game on Sunday.

'When you are 21 years somewhere you know that you have good and bad moments.

"We work on the partnership in training but the best way is to play games together, so I believe that will come quickly".

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