Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has lauded his boss Unai Emery for having confidence in him.
The young-star has improved playing experience with the Gunners under his Spanish boss,
And while peaking ahead of their Europa League final show down against Chelsea,he thanked the manager for always believing in his abilities.
”I didn’t know what it was going to be like when he came,” Iwobi told Evening Standard.
”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.
Alexi will have a chance to clinch his first title of the season when the Gunners face Chelsea in an all-English Europa League final on May 29.
”I had many dreams of winning things for Arsenal at a young age. I never thought I would make it this far,” he continued.
”But to have an opportunity to play in such a big final is great for me, but also to show that youth and Arsenal academy [players] have a chance to play at this level.
”There are a lot of opportunities and if you keep on believing you can make it even better than me.”