Nigerian attacker Alex Iwobi has stated that his confidence and self-belief have been boosted ever since Spanish manager Unai Emery took over from Alex Wenger during the summer.

The 22-year old nephew of Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha has long been touted as a future world-beater and this season might be the season he finally makes that huge leap.

Iwobi came on to devastating effect for Arsenal against Watford last weekend and changed a game that was destined to end in a stalemate. Alongside Lacazette and Aubameyang, Iwobi can help create a powerful front three unlike anything seen under Wenger, who preferred attackers who relied on finesse more than pure athleticism.

It could be said that Emery is a much more suitable head coach for Iwobi and that's bearing itself out in his performances. Iwobi himself has admitted that Emery is helping him build a confidence in his game and abilities that he didn't have under Wenger. According to him;

“I’m more positive and more confident with the ball,” he said. “The boss has basically told me that if something doesn't work, just keep going and don’t dwell on it.

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“He’s told me to stop being so critical and to just keep trying no matter what happens, no matter if things don’t go as I want them to.

“That’s given me a lot more confidence to try a few more things, like beat a player, to shoot more. I’m always ready to get on the ball a bit more, so I guess it’s helped in that sense.

“I’ve lost a bit of weight because of the intense training and I think it’s made me a bit sharper.”

The 22-year old will be hoping to play a prominent role in their next fixture when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on league newcomers Fulham.