Alex Iwobi.

Arsene Wenger reacted furiously to awful Alex Iwobi shot

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It's been a meteoric rise to stardom for Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi.

Six years ago he was playing for the club's youth academy and was told he might not make it; it's now 2016 and he's become a guaranteed starter in Arsene Wenger's side.

Alongside Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott, Iwobi has formed a potent attacking quartet that, heading into Sunday's clash with Burnley, was firing on all cylinders.


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Iwobi has three Premier League assists in four appearances this season and whilst goals are currently lacking, he proved last term that he's capable of finding the back of the net.

But his dry spell in front of goal continued at Turf Moor, with one shot particularly epitomising how his shooting must improve.

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With ten minutes played of the second half, Iwobi picked up the ball on the left and watched his wayward shot soar out for a throw-in on the opposite side of the pitch (see below).

It was a wild attempt at goal that prompted a furious reaction from Wenger, which you can also watch below at 0:11 (apologies for the poor quality).

Iwobi's poor attempt failed to shroud what was another promising performance from the 20-year-old, despite Arsenal's struggles against Burnley.

At any given opportunity, the Nigerian attempted to drive at the opposition defence and create a goalscoring opportunity, showing great enthusiasm.

Rio Ferdinand is certainly a big fan of Arsenal's latest prodigy.

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Following last weekend's 3-0 win over Chelsea, he said: "[Iwobi] played like an experienced veteran player. 

"He got in between the lines between Chelsea's midfield and defence and you don’t really see that from young players like him.

"He doesn't stand still and admire passes, he plays with an intent to hurt the opposition."

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