Alex Iwobi agrees with Theo Walcott’s Arsenal ‘fear’ comments and wants to inflict more misery

Everton's Alex Iwobi agrees with Theo Walcott's Arsenal 'fear' comments and wants to inflict more misery
The former Gunner is hoping Arsenal’s bad run continues on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has agreed with Theo Walcott’s comments that Arsenal’s players look scared and is hoping to inflict more misery on his old club on Saturday.

The Gunners are in the middle of a dreadful run of form, having picked up just five points from the last 27 available, and they are currently closer to the relegation zone than the Champions League places sitting in 15th place in the table.

They drew 1-1 with Southampton last time out, with Walcott getting on the scoresheet, and he claimed afterwards that he ‘felt a lot of fear in Arsenal’ during the game.

Southampton's Theo Walcott scores vs Arsenal
Walcott came back to haunt Arsenal in midweek (Picture: Getty Images)

The Gunners face another familiar face on Saturday when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton and Iwobi – who made 149 appearances for Arsenal – also senses some fear in his old club but will not be taking them lightly.

Asked if he has also detected fear in Arsenal’s players, Iwobi told Sky Sports: ‘A little bit, I mean… they aren’t having a great run of form.

‘But they’re easily able to snap out of that at any moment in time so we’re aware of that.

‘But hopefully we continue them having a bad run of games.

‘If they’re able to beat us, I’m sure that will boost their confidence for the season.

‘But we’re hopefully going to try and not give them the opportunity to do that.

‘We’re just focusing on us, if we’re able to get a result then I’ll be pleased.

‘Even though they’re having a bad run of games, we’ll still be prepared and prepared for the game as much as we can, so it’s not going to be easy.’

Alex Iwobi Arsenal Training Session
Iwobi came through at Arsenal while Arteta was captain (Picture: Getty)

Iwobi also had some nice words about former teammate Mikel Arteta and how much he helped him as a player, adding: ‘When I was playing for the Under-21s at the time, he was coming back from injury and he would be playing with us.

‘When I was breaking through, he was still there and he was always helping – not just me but any youngster that was coming out. But he made life easier for me when I was pushing through.’

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