By Prince Jacon
Alex Iwobi isn’t much of a scorer. Notwithstanding, you can depend on him to make awesome passes that sometimes turn to goal assists, and our observation has just been backed up by a new stat, which ranks him as Europe’s fourth best in making passes this season.
Put together by football analyst, Ray Hamill, the stat covers the big five leagues in Europe – that is Premier League, Ligue 1, Seria A, Bundesliga and La Liga. Out of the 20 players, Iwobi is credited with completing an average of 2.86 passes into the penalty area per 90 minutes.
There’s no struggling to see how Iwobi’s number came about. In 14 appearances so far for Arsenal, he has completed 366 passes, assisted two times and created three big chances. All these add up to the success Arsenal has been enjoying this season.
The same can be said for his outing on the Nigeria team. When the Super Eagles played Libya in the AFCON qualifiers, he set up Ighalo’s second goal, helping Nigeria to a 4-0 win. That explains why he’s only ranked below big names like Lionel Messi, Neymar and David Silva.