Ozil expecting big things from Arsenal teammate Iwobi

Date published: Wednesday 12th October 2016 4:03

Alex Iwobi: Impressing after Arsenal breakthrough

Alex Iwobi: Impressing after Arsenal breakthrough

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has backed Gunners teammate Alex Iwobi to shine after he continued his impressive recent progression. 

Iwobi scored his first international goal for Nigeria in the 2-1 World Cup qualifier win in Zambia, and the 20-year-old has taken his chance this season after being drafted into the first-team group by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger .

And Ozil admits he has been impressed by the impact of Iwobi, who is nephew of Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha.

“He knows exactly what he can do. He isn’t scared and doesn’t hide on the pitch,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “He just wants to have fun playing football and that really shows on the pitch, and also in training.

“He’s developing really well and if he continues the way he’s been playing the whole season, he will really enhance his game.

“The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best. He is really young and is on a really good path.”

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