Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi is determined to “kick on” and reclaim his place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line up.
Iwobi started seven consecutive Premier League games for the Gunners between September and November, appearing to cement his place in Wenger’s plans.
But the 20-year-old has slipped down the pecking order of late due to fierce competition for places, particularly given Theo Walcott’s outstanding form.
Iwobi came off the bench to score Arsenal’s third goal in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Stoke City and the Nigeria international is hopeful he has done enough to receive more game time.
“I just need to kick on now and show what I can do to get into the starting team again,” he told the club’s official website.
“It was much needed win [against Stoke City] – even though we started off a bit shaky, we were able to get through in the end and it was a great performance from the team.
“We’d like to clean a sheet but we were able to get three points, we defended well and it will boost our confidence,” he added.
Iwobi will not have to wait long to discover whether he has secured another starting berth with Arsenal in action against Everton on Tuesday night.
Wenger’s side occupy second place ahead of the trip to Goodison Park and could climb to the top of the tale with victory over Ronald Koeman’s side as leaders Chelsea are not in action until Wednesday.