Alex Iwobi is convinced he can overcome his recent struggle for form because he is convinced he has gone through worse during his time at Arsenal, Evening Standard reports.
The 20-year-old, still an important component of Arsenal’s first team squad and highly-rated at the Emirates, has struggled to find the minutes in Arsene Wenger’s side that he enjoyed during the early months of the season, where he was a regular in the starting lineup.
Indeed Iwobi was even dropped to the Under-23 squad earlier this month, missing the matchday squad for the visit to Crystal Palace.
It is not the first low Iwobi has endured since joining Arsenal as a primary school student – he was nearly released at the ages of 14 and 16.
Having made his way to the peak of his profession against the odds Iwobi is convinced he can overcome his recent struggles.
Iwobi said, “My journey so far has been a bumpy ride, so it’s something I look back on and say to myself, ‘If I can overcome things that I believe were worse than what’s going on now, then surely I should be able to overcome this.’
“It’s tough, especially for the ones who almost get released, which I unfortunately had to go through. It makes you stronger.
“If you’re good enough and you apply the work that needs to be done and put in maximum effort then you’ll come through.”