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Emery - Iwobi continues to improve

27th February 2019, 09:01 by Tom Hill

Coach Unai Emery has defended his decision to select Alex Iwobi in recent games as Arsenal prepare to face Bournemouth.

The Gunners fanbase is split over the Nigeria international, with some sections of the crowd hoping Emery uses an alternative for the final games of the season.

Iwobi has made 24 Premier League appearances so far this season, scoring three goals in the process.

He is once again set to start against the Cherries and Emery insists his team-mates ask for him to be selected due to his movement.

Emery told reporters: "When I ask Nacho Monreal or Sead Kolasinac the player they want to play with on the left, they say to me 'Iwobi can open up space and we can do the overlap'.

"I think Iwobi is giving a lot for us and he is important for our future. He has to continue to improve, he knows this.

"I am looking for each match for him to score because he is already giving us a lot."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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