Everton Winger Iwobi Says He Learnt How To Play Multiple Positions WHile in Arsenal

f I do beat a man, then I'm able to create a chance for my team-mates. - Iwobi
Alex Iwobi of Everton FC looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on October 05, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi has disclosed that during his tenure with Arsenal, where he spent fifteen years before moving to Everton in the summer of 2019, he learned how to play in multiple positions.

Under manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Nigerian international has demonstrated his versatility, impressing in left and right and left wing-back positions and is comfortable playing on both flanks as an attacking midfielder, support striker and winger.

Iwobi is five games away from hitting a total of 150 English Premier League appearances ahead of Everton's derby clash at Anfield on Saturday, February 20, against Liverpool.

Alex Iwobi controls the ball during the Everton and West Ham United game at Goodison Park (Image:Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Image: Paul ELLIS / AFP)

"Growing up in the Arsenal system, I played numerous positions. So for me to play right wing-back, I wasn't really lost as people would've thought I would be," Iwobi said to BBC Sport via Liverpool Echo.

"It wasn't really difficult for me to adjust. With the manager Carlo Ancelotti, I've improved a bit more with my final third, end product.

"If I do beat a man, then I'm able to create a chance for my team-mates. That's what he wants me to do a bit more."

Alex Iwobi came through Arsenal’s academy

Iwobi has produced four assists in his eight previous appearances against Liverpool but is yet to taste victory with four draws and four defeats.