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Arsenal midfielder Iwobi: First weeks with Emery were weird

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi says the first weeks with Unai Emery were "weird".

The 23-year-old midfielder had only ever experienced life at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and it took time for him to get to grips with Emery's methods.

“I didn't know what it was going to be like when he came," said the Nigeria midfielder.

“I can't lie, it was a bit weird [at first] because I grew into the system playing under Arsene Wenger and that is all I have known.

“But when he did come — I came late to pre-season as I was at the World Cup — he spoke to me and said what ideas he had for me.

"I have bought into them and I've played in a lot of matches and he has shown a lot of faith in me. I thank him for that.

“Especially at a young age, to be involved in as many games makes me proud, but I have still got a long way to go and I am sure he has a lot more years at the club as well.

“You can see everyone is fighting, not just for us, but for him. He has a good chemistry with the players and you can see that in his time here.

“To get us to a final, he has had the right tactics and the right players at the right time. We will do our best to win the final for him as well."

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