Arsenal wonderkid shows he’s already as good as Theo Walcott

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Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi is developing very quickly, much to the delight of the disgruntled Gooner fanbase. While Saturday’s draw against West Ham United was a massive disappointment to the fans and has put the team’s Premier League title hopes on life support, the game was also a display of Iwobi’s impressive growth since joining the starting lineup.

In just three starts for Arsenal since earning a spot on Wenger’s XI, the 19-year-old midfielder has two goals and two assists – equaling the same number of assists held by veteran winger Theo Walcott. During the 3-3 draw against West Ham, Iwobi contributed both two of the assists

The week before, he scored his second goal in as many weeks during the club’s 4-0 drubbing of Watford. His first Premier League start and goal came against Everton prior to the international break.

Walcott has scored nine goals in 35 total appearances for Arsenal this season – a three-year high.

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