Iwobi wants Wenger to stay

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has weighed in on the talk about Arsene Wenger’s future and hopes to see the Frenchman remain at the club.

Iwobi has prospered from Wenger’s commitment to young players, making over 50 appearances for the Gunners, but with his contract running out, the Premier League’s longest serving manager might be on his way out of the north London club.

Alex Iwobi wants to silence Arsenal’s critics and show they can beat the teams around them at the top of the Premier League, starting this weekend against Manchester City. ___ From seven games against fellow top four hopefuls, Arsenal have won just one and lost four, including a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium against City earlier this season. ____ "We need to change that record," Iwobi told Sky Sports News. "That's in the past though – we need to prepare for the present. I believe with the players we've got – we've been working hard – that we can do it. ___ "We've not been doing as well as we should've been doing. But every team goes through a rough spell and it's ours at the moment. I'm sure we'll bounce back.” ____ #Arsenal #AlexIwobi #ManchesterCity #PremierLeague – @guardiannigeria

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"He's a great man, in my opinion. I'd like him to stay," Iwobi said of Wenger, via BBC’s World Football. "He's always helped me and developed me as player.

"I don't think it's fair the way everybody criticises him. It's very unfair considering what he's done.

"He's always achieved fourth place, been in the Champions League and been up there with the title contenders."