After Arsenal‘s 2-0 thrashing of Basel in their Champions League encounter at the Emirates, a first European victory for the Premier League club since the start of this 2016/17 season, Mesut Ozil has nothing but praise for Alex Iwobi.
Image shows Alex Iwobi (R) and teammate Mesut Ozil celebrating a goal for Arsenal.
The 20-year-old Nigeria international footballer is having a good time with The Gunners. In what has been a very impressive start for the season, Alex has recorded three assists in five games.
His solid performances for Arsene Wenger‘s side has earned him a spot in the team’s starting eleven, giving the Frenchman an extra attacking option.
Arsenal midfielder Ozil has therefore tipped the youngster as a future great.
He told Arsenal’s Matchday Programme: “He reminds me of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha. He was a player I loved watching.
“Alex reminds me of a mixture of him and Edgar Davids. He’s really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he’s good in front of goal too.
“He’s developing really well and if he continues the way he’s been playing for the whole season, he will enhance his game.”
The Germany international footballer continues: “The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best.”
Image shows Holland international footballer Edgar Davids.
Alex Iwobi combines the natural flair and skill of Jay Jay Okocha with the grit, passing ability and positional sense of Dutch legend Edgar Davids – Daily Mail.
Image shows Iwobi’s uncle Jay Jay Okocha in action for Bolton Wanderers of England.