Alex Iwobi has admitted that he needs to keep performing or he might lose his starting spot at Arsenal.
The Super Eagles forward, broke into Arsene Wenger’s plans in October 2015 and has scored twice in the Premier League since then.
Although he is yet to score this season, Iwobi has continued where he stopped last season and is focused on keeping his place in the team.
“Honestly I didn’t expect to be where I am today,” he told Arsenal Player on arsenal.com.
“I thought a long time ago that I’d be on loan and probably get experience there before having experience in the first team, but the fact that the boss trusted me to jump into the first team as quick as I did, I’m just grateful for it.
“The same way I was able to break into it is the same way that I take the chance now.
“I play like it’s almost like my last game, I treat it like it’s my last moment here, so I do my best and I always put 100 per cent into whatever I do.
“If you don’t do as well as you think you could’ve done, there’s other players, other international, great players, that can just step in,” he said. “So you just have to take the chance all the time and do your best when the time comes.
“The big thing is you need to stay fit and always need to give it your all. I mean, you’ve got to have the right attitude, you’ve got to be mentally prepared for whatever happens.
“Not everything is going to be smooth sailing for you so you’ve got to be prepared for all conditions.”
Arsenal travel to Manchester United this Saturday.