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Alex Iwobi, has heaped plaudits on Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, for the Gunners’ impressive form this season despite losing his first two games against Manchester City and Chelsea this season.
According to report The Football Observatory has valued the Nigerian attacker at over €50m after the Arsenal man’s quick start to the 2018/19 season.
Football Observatory uses an algorithm based on a number of different factors like player performance, age and contract length to produce a transfer value for each player in Europe’s top leagues.
Their latest valuation of Iwobi is €52.4m (£45.8m), the highest of any Nigerian player.
Iwobi reportedly agreed a new five-year deal at Arsenal in June worth around £70,000-a-week making him one of the highest paid Nigerian in Europe.
Unai Emery is understood to have had positive talks with the Nigerian and assured him he will be part of his plans moving forward after reports broke out linking him with a move to Lazio in the summer.
Iwobi believes that the team is one big family under the Spaniard and the players have enjoyed fighting for each other, as well as for the fans.
”It’s basically a family and we’re all fighting for each other, not just for the manager and the players, but also for the fans,” Iwobi told Arsenal official website
”It’s one big family and we’re always going to fight for each other. We’re putting in an extra shift, not just in matches, but in training as well.
”Unai’s very intense in training and he’s demanding because he knows how good we are. He always wants us to be at 100 per cent, giving our best.
”It’s not just him, though. We know what we expect from each other, so we’re also trying to get the best out of each other in training.”