Alex Iwobi has explained in detail how different Unai Emery’s training sessions are compared to previous boss Arsene Wenger.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss took over from Wenger, who had been Gunners manager for 22 years, earlier this summer.
For some Arsenal players, like Iwobi, Wenger was the only manager they have ever worked under.
But it seems as though the change Emery’s brought with him is already having an impact on the 22-year-old winger, who scored against Chelsea last weekend.
He told Arsenal Player: "It’s exciting times to be fair. Everybody’s enjoying and buying into the new ideas. For me personally, I’m enjoying the new sessions, the new training methods and the new ideas, so I’m enjoying my time with him.
"He demands a lot. He’s a lot more intense, a lot of high pressing and keeping the ball so that it benefits us if we have the ball. It’s good for us, especially the attackers who like to have the ball a lot.
"It’s making me feel a bit sharper, I’m doing things with a bit more intensity. It’s not just for me, though, I feel like I’m helping the team a lot more. It’s benefitting me a lot more.
"Whenever something in the system changes, you have to prove yourself again. But wherever you go, you have to prove that you’re better than whoever else is on the team. At a team like Arsenal, that’s always going to be hard so I always have to be on it in training and matches.
"I’ve got to be different. It’s going to be hard because we’ve got so many attackers and so many world-class players, so I’ve just got to prove that I’m on that level or as good as them so that I can be ahead of them, which is my aim."
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