Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has praised the Nigeria’s youngster, Alex Iwobi, stating that “he reminds me of his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha”. Ozil stated that team-mate Iwobi plays like a mixture of Jay-Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids in the club’s matchday programme.
Iwobi, 20, has made six appearances this season and set up three goals but Germany international Ozil says he has the strength to complement his creativity too.
“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 manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best,” he said.
The Arsenal youngster has set about establishing himself in the Gunners first team and, having done that, will turn his attentions to Nigeria