Alex Iwobi faces former club Arsenal on Sunday hoping to make a bigger impact than the last time he played against them.
The reverse fixture at Goodison Park just before Christmas could hardly have been more important for the Everton striker.
Watching in the stands after just being appointed was new Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti – and Iwobi was desperate to justify the £34million handed over to the Gunners for him in the summer.
But after just 12 minutes he was making his way off with a damaged hamstring – an injury which would keep him out for six weeks.
Iwobi recalled: “I had never been injured before, so I’m asking why is this happening against Arsenal and why with the new manager watching?”
After scoring twice in his first three games for his new club the 23-year-old has now gone 18 matches without a goal.
To help him through the drought he’s focusing on wisdom instilled at Arsenal by his one-time Under-18s coach Thierry Henry and current Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
“Growing up I’d go for nutmegs, try to embarrass my friends,” Iwobi said.
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