Former England international Dean Ashton has claimed that Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi is not the type of player that will help Arsenal win the premier league title following a 12–year drought.
The 19-year-old nephew of Austin Okocha broke into the Gunners first team this season after a good pre-season and repaid the faith in him by manager Arsene Wenger with a strong performance in the UEFA Champions League against the ‘almost invincible’ Barcelona.
He went on to mark his premier league debut with a goal against Everton and followed it with another strike against Watford after making his international debut for Nigeria ahead of the English Three Lions.
However, Ashton thinks Iwobi alongside the likes of Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are not good enough to win the North Londoners the premier league title and advised manager Arsene Wenger to bring in more accomplished strikers in the mode of Edinson Cavani or Gonzalo Higuain.
‘I personally think they do need to go out and get a Higuain or a Cavani type of player who can really take them on to the next level,’ the former West Ham player told 888sport.
‘He could be linked with all these names again and nothing will happen then he’ll say he’s keeping Welbeck, Giroud and with Iwobi coming through now he’ll say that’s enough.
‘We’ve all been saying it for years now but Arsene Wenger it seems is determined to do it his way and he’s not going to answer to anyone.
‘He’s got himself into that position due to his track record at Arsenal but without a doubt they would be better off with a top class striker.
‘If you put Sergio Aguero into that team you can’t see how they wouldn’t have won the Premier League title this year. They’ve missed their chance.’