Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi has put in some much-improved performances so far this season.
Although still not a regular starter, the Nigerian international has impressed with one goal and three assists in his first five matches of the campaign.
Many fans on Twitter were crediting manager Unai Emery for the improvement:
Unai Emery getting the best out of him!
— – (@ArsenaIEra) 3 October 2018
— Jay?????? (@_Smithy57) 3 October 2018
His determination to prove his haters wrong, coupled with the new manager's support for him. Above all naija jollof rice. ????????????
— Okoro Collins (@OkoroCollins11) 3 October 2018
New manager, new tactics and fresh ideas. Wenger was old, old ideas, old tactics.
— R@MON™® (@Ramon14) 3 October 2018
New vibes. New tuition. Overhall.
— martin mead (@arsenalman2013) 3 October 2018
The new manager tutor
— Gold Stone?? (@Starbiola1) 3 October 2018
Some feel Iwobi just has more confidence this season:
Always the confidence is the clue
— Boss (@boss3146) 3 October 2018
We all know the boy can play just a matter of time before the maturity comes in n it’s not too far away
— Maestro Harry ? (@haharharry_) 3 October 2018
when he says he’s learning, he really is, wow
— ???????????????????? (@DINVBELLRN) 3 October 2018
Determination and maturity, all he needs is to train well and aim for the, nothing spectacular about how countinho scores his goal rather than constant practice. Keep practicing
— Ahmed (@Bizzylyks) 3 October 2018
Considering that the 22-year-old scored just three goals and provided seven assists in the whole of last campaign, the winger is certainly showing more consistency.
With the player also still relatively young, it shouldn’t really come as any surprise that he is improving year on year. Fitness, confidence and improved technical ability have likely all played a role.
Of course, a new manager with new tactics and new training methods have probably played a key part in getting the most out of Iwobi too, but we will have to see how his form progresses over the course of the season.