Ozil Compares Iwobi To Football Legends


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Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has compared Nigeria’s youngster, Alex Iwobi, to his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha.

The German international who has been playing alongside Iwobi since he broke into Arsenal’s starting eleven last season said, “he reminds me of his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha.”

Ozil said Iwobi plays like a mixture of Jay-Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids in the club’s match day 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

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