Player of the week­end

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - TOTAL FOOTBALL -

Pre-sea­son friendlies can be mis­lead­ing affairs. But when I saw Alex Iwobi turn out for Arse­nal in Sin­ga­pore last sum­mer he looked to have the stature, strength and skill needed for the top level. The 19year-old cer­tainly looked im­pres­sive at Ever­ton on his full Premier League de­but, not just scor­ing but play­ing with ma­tu­rity in a com­fort­able win. His emer­gence is a wel­come shaft of sun­light amid some dark clouds for the Gun­ners.

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