Alex Iwobi outlines his biggest challenge at Arsenal next season

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi

The youngster was a breakout star for the Gunners last season.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi shoots at goalArsenal's Alex Iwobi shoots at goal

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has told the club’s official website that the challenge for him next season is to get as many games as he can.

The young forward was the latest Gunners youngster to make the breakthrough into the first team last season.

He was handed a surprise debut against Barcelona in the Champions League, before going on to feature in 13 games by the end of the season.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and West Brom's Craig Dawson in actionArsenal's Alex Iwobi and West Brom's Craig Dawson in action

He impressed too, bagging two goals and two assists as well, showing maturity beyond his years as he quickly acclimatised to Premier League football. 

He will be hoping to continue his run in the first team this season, but says the main challenge for him is to just get as many games as he can.

“The challenge for me is to play as many games as I can and try to use the opportunities that I get. Hopefully, I can try and get as many goals and assists as I can,” he told the club’s official website.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi in action with West Ham's Manuel LanziniArsenal's Alex Iwobi in action with West Ham's Manuel Lanzini

It now remains to be seen whether Iwobi will continue to feature in the Arsenal first team this season.

Given that they have not had the busy summer that many expected, he is still very much in the first team picture and within a shout of securing a starting role for himself once again.

He certainly hasn’t done his chances any hard with him performance last season or in pre-season, and he’ll be hoping he still has Arsene Wenger’s faith across the upcoming campaign.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal and Alex IwobiCrystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi

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