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Obiang reckons Arnie sets the standard

obiang1Pedro Obiang is ready for West Brom but expects a very different game to the draw at the Hawthorns.

The midfielder told the official site: “We need points and it will probably be a different game. Both teams have new managers, and we both know that with three points everything can change. It’s happened with Everton and we are looking to do the same.”

He believes there is much more to come from the Irons and says:  “The biggest change is with the mentality. We have to keep going and we’re still working for that.”

And of manager David Moyes, he said: “He’s a strong personality and he’s tried to put that in us. He’s trying to give us a plan to follow little by little. Maybe we haven’t done it perfectly so far, but we are close to getting to the level he wants.”

Marko Arnautovic is a big example of that after scoring five goals in as many league games, and Obiang said: “Marko has done great things.

And Obiang said: “aHe found himself in a bad situation at the start of the season and worked a lot to come back. He concentrated a lot on that because he knew how important it was for the team and for the supporters.

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“After that, he’s changed us too. Now we need to arrive at his level and help him to become even stronger than he is.

“I can do better and I need to work [hard to do that]. That’s the only way I know, and little-by-little take some results. You have to start from there, you have to think about what you can do now and that’s what I need.”


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3 comments on “Obiang reckons Arnie sets the standard

  1. All well & good saying he is trying but this year he is a shadow of what he was last season him & Kouyate seem to be unable to maintain any form from one game to the next that is why Moyes is looking for much dfield players

  2. Its alright saying it Pedro.Biggest problem with our team is midfield we all know that.As mentioned by claret if Moyes can pick up a couple of quality midfielders it would be hard to see how either him or Kouyate would get back in unless they have a huge upturn in form.Its my biggest worry for tomorrow night as to whether the midfielders play or just get carved open like they did against Newcastle and Bournemouth exposing the defence far too easily.

  3. When fit and motivated, it is Manu Lanzini who sets the momentum, not Arnautovic.
    However, Arnautovic is setting a good example of putting himself about and when paired with Chicharito, looks very likely to do the goal-scoring!

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