Alex Iwobi

Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has disclosed that he put in extra efforts working with his father Chuka, to be ready for the new season.

“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 impressed in the Gunnerss pre-season games, scoring against Bayern Munich (International Champions Cup) and Benfica (Emirates Cup), but 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 Super Eagles star 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.”