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Alex Iwobi: Arsenal playing with fear at the moment

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Alex Iwobi insists his former club Arsenal are playing with fear at the moment.

The Gunners have endured a torrid campaign so far and currently occupy 15th position on the table, five points above the relegation zone.

Another former Arsenal player Theo Walcott said he felt Mikel Arteta’s side are playing with fear and Iwobi, another one of the Toffees’ former Gunners, says he can see his teammate’s point of view.

“A little bit,” he told Sky Sports. “They haven’t had the greatest run of form but they’re able to snap out of it at any moment in time.

“So we’re aware of that and hopefully we continue them having a bad run of games. I’m just focusing on our team and hopefully getting a result.”

“A little bit,” he told Sky Sports. “They haven’t had the greatest run of form but they’re able to snap out of it at any moment in time.

“So we’re aware of that and hopefully we continue them having a bad run of games. I’m just focusing on our team and hopefully getting a result.”

Iwobi believes the weight of expectation that comes with playing for Arsenal could well help his former side get back on track but he is determined not to let that happen against the Toffees.

He said: “They can use it as motivation to try and get back. If they’re able to beat us, I’m sure that will boost their confidence for the season.

“We’re hopefully trying to not give them the opportunity to do that. Even though they’re having a bad run of games, we’ll still be prepared and prepare for the game as much as we can.

“It’s not going to be easy.”

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