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Iwobi claims Arsenal boss Emery encourages squad members to always work hard

Iwobi claims Arsenal boss Emery encourages squad members to always work hard

- Alex Iwobi says Unai Emery has turned Arsenal into one big family since his arrival at the Emirates

- Iwobi has been a useful weapon for the Spaniard since the start of the season insists hardwork is the key

- The Eagles star is looking forward to continue doing his best to meet the manager's expectations from his players

Super Eagles and Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi believes Unai Emery’s arrival at the Emirates in the summer, has turned the Gunners squad into a better unit were every squad members now fights for one another.

The Premier League giants play host to Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon in tonight’s Europa League clash at the Emirates, with an opportunity to improve on their 13 wins from 15 matches so far.

According to a Daily Star report citing the club’s official website, Iwobi took out time ahead of tonight's showdown against Sporting to explain the decent changes, the Spaniard has perfected since replacing Frenchman Arsene Wenger.

Alex Iwobi reveals how Unai Emery turned Arsenal around after Wenger’s exit

Alex Iwobi reveals how Unai Emery turned Arsenal around after Wenger’s exit

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“It’s basically a family and we’re all fighting for each other, not just for the manager and the players, but also for the fans,” Iwobi said.

“It’s one big family and we’re always going to fight for each other.

“We’re putting in an extra shift, not just in matches, but in training as well.

“Unai’s very intense in training and he’s demanding because he knows how good we are.

“He always wants us to be at 100 percent, giving our best.

Alex Iwobi reveals how Unai Emery turned Arsenal around after Wenger’s exit

Alex Iwobi in action for Arsenal against Liverpool last weekend

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“It’s not just him, though. We know what we expect from each other, so we’re also trying to get the best out of each other in training.

“He’s always encouraging me to be positive with the ball, always encouraging me to work hard off the ball for my team as well.

“It’s not just for me, he’s helped out my other team-mates as well and has helped every player individually.

“He’s always talking to them and if it’s not him then it’s his assistants, the other coaches talking to me, showing me different clips, analysing my game, analysing opponents as well.

Alex Iwobi reveals how Unai Emery turned Arsenal around after Wenger’s exit

Arsenal boss Unai Emery directing affairs from the sidelines

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“His staff are always helping me. He’s given me that confidence in games and in training to go out and express myself.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Africa's richest man and business magnate Aliko Dangote revealed he will may consider investing in other clubs aside from his age-long desire to buy English Premier League giants Arsenal.

According to a Tribal Football report, Dangote, who is a staunch supporter of the Gunners may be forced to look elsewhere, if American sports magnate Stan Kroenke refuses to sell the club..

The business tycoon was quick to stress that issue of buying a club, might have to wait until 2020 when he completes his oil refinery based in Lagos.

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