Player of the weekend
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.