Tony Cascarino has urged new Arsenal manager Unai Emery to get rid of the Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi and eight other players at the club. Emery was named as Arsenal manager on Wednesday to replace Arsene Wenger who left the position at the end of the season. Former Chelsea star Cascarino believes the 22 year old is limited.
“I don’t think he will ever be a top-four player, which is what Arsenal need,” Cascarino told The Times.co.uk regarding Iwobi.
Hector Bellerin, Petr Cech, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Calum Chambers, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are the other players in the Arsenal squad Cascarino wants Emery to show the exit at the club.
Iwobi who is currently with the Super Eagles in preparation for their 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia featured in 39 games for Arsenal and scored three goals and provided seven assists.
Below are Cascarino’s verdicts on the Arsenal players who should stay and leave the club.
Petr Cech – OUT
He has had a very average season with lots of errors.
David Ospina – KEEP
I would hang on to him, although only as a No 2 goalkeeper.
Héctor Bellerín – OUT
I would sell if I could get a big fee, but otherwise try to find a system he fits.
Shkodran Mustafi – OUT
Cash in on him. He is not a dominant leader-type centre half.
Laurent Koscielny – OUT
I’ve never accepted the praise that he gets. But injury means he won’t leave.
Rob Holding – KEEP
He’s young, so I’d hang on to him and hope that he continues to improve.
Calum Chambers – OUT
There are far too many mistakes in his game, I’m afraid.
Nacho Monreal – KEEP
He’s getting on, at 32, but was probably their best defender last year.
Sead Kolasinac – KEEP
I’d hold on to him because he can play in more than one position.
Granit Xhaka – OUT
Arsenal should cash in. Central midfield is one of the areas where they must improve a lot.
Mohamed Elneny – KEEP
I would retain him definitely. I thought he did OK this season.
Jack Wilshere – KEEP
His injury record means it should be a pay-as-you-play deal. But if the new manager wants to play athletic football, he would need to leave.
Aaron Ramsey – OUT
He has only a year left on his contract so I would move on from him. I think we’ve seen the best of him.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – KEEP
Hold on to him, because of what he achieved at Borussia Dortmund, and hope he finds his feet in England.
Mesut Özil – OUT
I would get rid of him but, because Arsenal are paying him far too much, they are unlikely to get an offer.
Alex Iwobi – OUT
I don’t think he will ever be a top-four player, which is what Arsenal need.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – KEEP
You have to keep him — he’s got goals written all over him.
Alexandre Lacazette – KEEP
I would stick with him in the hope that he can forge a partnership with Aubameyang.
Danny Welbeck – KEEP
So versatile, including off the bench, and you need someone like that.
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