Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that he never expected to be a regular for Arsene Wenger’s side this season.
Iwobi who was promoted to the Arsenal senior team in 2015 has been a regular for the team this season.
The 20-year-old has played in nine Premier League games this season as well as a couple of Champions League fixtures.
“Honestly I didn’t expect to be where I am today,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player.
“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.”
The Nigeria international says he is determined to keep his place and play every game as his last.
“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,” the forward added.
“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.
“So you just have to take the chance all the time and do your best when the time comes.”
After the international break, Iwobi and his Arsenal teammate will make a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture.