Arsenal boss Unai Emery and former manager Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty)Alex Iwobi has revealed the biggest difference between Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery’s Arsenal.
Legendary French manager Wenger spent over two decades at Arsenal, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his time with the Gunners.
His final few years at the club were less successful, however, and a large section of the club’s fan-base turned against him.
Wenger stepped down at the end of last season and Emery was named as his replacement in the summer.
This season, Arsenal have competed for a top-four spot and progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
And Iwobi said: ‘There is a lot more fight in us this season. There is a lot more intensity.
‘So even though it’s been up and down this season, there are a lot more pros than maybe the previous one.’
Arsenal forward Iwobi has also leapt to the defence of Mesut Ozil, who has often been the subject of criticism from fans and pundits.
Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi also defended Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)
‘Mesut is a great player and he also works hard off the ball,’ Iwobi told The Sun. ‘Fans sometimes don’t appreciate what he gives to the team.
‘I don’t know the stats but with Mesut in the team you are always going to get at least three chances a game from him.’
Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League table – three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea – and travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Monday.
The Gunners have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals after beating Napoli 2-0 in the quarter-final first leg last Thursday.