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Re: The Iwobi question. Is there a player in there?
Were he to drop a division he'd almost certainly tear it up down there and look like a world beater. At this level though - at least for us - he looks like a space filler. Some talent, but not enough either offensively or defensively to make much difference at either end of the pitch.
It was like playing with ten men last night until he was hooked. I just donít think he offers enough when we are under pressure he provides no outlet and simply adds to our problems. We need someone on the right who gives us more options, I just donít think heís got it.
He made a good tackle last night, but that was very much an exception. Iwobi is not a tackler. He may close down space, but he is not a tackler.
Totally agree with all of that , the only other positive is that he seems to tackle well but think we will look for better alternatives over the next couple of transfer windows
He actually looks like an athletic and strong footballer until he gets the ball. His running with the ball again looks great. However thatís where it stops.
The moment he wakes up with the ball he goes into panic mode. Decision making with passing is generally awful and results in giving it away.
He doesnít have the pace to go outside and defenders double up and show him inside. Usually resulting in a lost ball. His alternative is an angled cross which is under hit and cleared by the first defender.
Canít really fault his work rate, certainly compared to some others.
Shooting ability looks pretty non existent.
Overall Iím sorry but I just donít see any sign that he will ever succeed here. Wish him well but looks like a big financial write off