Everton of England midfielder, Alex Iwobi says he is enjoying playing under The Toffees’ new coach, Carlo Ancelotti, especially as the Italian gaffer has shown a preference for using him as a playmaker, which the Super Eagles’ star is hoping will be so again when they visit his former club, Arsenal, on Sunday.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, heading into this weekend’s reverse fixture of the clash that saw him limp out injured after only 11 minutes of play in December, Iwobi is stinking big again and hopes to finally get one back against the team that sold him on the last day of the summer transfer window last year.
Although he started out basically as a winger, down either the right or left flanks while growing up at Emirates Stadium, Iwobi has always expressed a preference for playing through the middle, for which he is now thankful to Ancelotti for finally instilling in him at Goodison Park.
With that looking good to continue this weekend at Emirates Stadium, Iwobi, who is back to full fitness after spending six weeks on the sidelines following a hamstring injury he suffered in the goalless draw with Arsenal in December, added that The Toffees’ Italian boss has unlocked his attacking talent by combining two positions into one.
He will now be hoping to score his first goal in more than five months when Everton visit The Gunners at Emirates Stadium this coming Sunday, ahead of which Iwobi says he will gleefully line out in the creative number 10 role and still be willing to combine it with a winger’s duty, because he feels at home under any tactics rolled out for him and the squad by Ancelotti.
Iwobi added: “The way he tells me to come inside is helping my body position, so I receive the ball in a better place. It means my first touch takes me where I should go and I can come infield at the right time to be free and able to turn and play forward. He is helping me a lot and I am benefiting in training. I feel I am getting better every day with him.”