Alex Iwobi says that the Gunners second goal against Huddersfield was the consequence of training ground drills in which Unai Emery looks for his team to transition quickly in the opposition half.
Iwobi picked up a pass from Laurent Koscielny, fed Henrikh Mkhitaryan in space before he in turn picked out Ainsley Maitland-Niles whose low, hard cross was turned into the back of the net by Alexandre Lacazette for his 12th goal of the campaign.
Speaking afterwards, the 22 year old was quick to credit the head coach for the work they’ve been doing.
“We’ve been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed,” he said.
“So when the goal went in it was a great team move and I was also happy for Laca to get the goal as well.”
Iwobi also had words of encouragement for Maitland-Niles who had an up and down game, but the Nigerian is hopeful the assist will boost his confidence.
“Ainsley did well today,” he said. “He’s an attacking threat. You can see that he can get up and down, he’s got a lot of stamina.
“It’ll do him a lot of good and hopefully he continues this run of form.”