Alex Iwobi has been one of the understated stars of the season so far. After breaking into Arsene Wenger’s team towards the end of last season, the Nigerian has forced his way ahead of established players like Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Lucas Perez in the pecking order.
It’s not just the eyes of the fans who Iwobi has caught. He’s also been getting advice from Mesut Ozil, his outstanding German teammate. Iwobi revealed on Arsenal’s official website what advice his strike partner has been giving him.
Iwobi is famous Nigerian football Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew, and Ozil has advised Iwobi to play like him – with a smile on his face and without losing his love for the game.
Iwobi is certainly a more direct player than his uncle, but you can see elements of the legendary Okocha flair in Alex’s game. Let’s hope he takes Ozil’s advice and keeps it in there.