According to reports in The Guardian, Mikel Arteta is the strong favourite to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, and Gunners fans are excited about what he could do with winger Alex Iwobi, who earns £30,000-a-week according to the Daily Mail.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that the Spanish coach worked hard with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane on the training pitch this year to improve their play on the pitch, and that is something Iwobi could do with as his inconsistent performances continue to frustrate the Emirates Stadium faithful on Twitter.
The 22-year-old made 39 appearances in all competitions for the north London outfit during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring three goals and providing a further seven assists, but fans want to see more from him now Wenger has left.
Arsenal supporters have been discussing the potential of Arteta working with the Nigeria international via social media, and while one said “Arteta is going to get the best out of Iwobi”, another said “I can already think of Iwobi becoming a world-beater under Arteta’s tutelage”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I can't wait to see what Arteta does with Reiss Nelson and Alex Iwobi. https://t.co/j6Lx4sA6vk
— Big C. 🕵🏾♂️ (@FlexInTheCity) May 16, 2018
Arteta is going to get the best out of Iwobi just you watch https://t.co/vdWnw12QnQ
— KJ (@AFCKiran) May 16, 2018
If Arteta will play Iwobi regularly and improve him, then I want him as Arsenal coach
— Adjst (@PeterAghachi) May 16, 2018
Arteta helped City with their wingers this season. We have no wingers. Imagine if he turned Iwobi and Nelson into worldies? I'd wet my pants
— South London Gooner (@SE19Gooner) May 16, 2018
I can already see Arteta doing with Iwobi what he's done with Sane and Sterling
— David G. (@gitauthegooner) May 16, 2018
— ThinkingGooner (@goonerjits) May 16, 2018
Arteta to make Iwobi world class in 1 season. https://t.co/HM8XNjFOFA
— #MerciArsène (@VanBhatti) May 15, 2018
Arteta will turn Alex Iwobi into a pure baller
— dudley (@DudleyMcNamara) May 15, 2018
Genuinely excited to see Arteta looking peng on the sideline and turning Alex Iwobi into Kevin De Bruyne
— Powts (@jamiepowter96) May 15, 2018