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Iwobi Makes Bold Prediction On Future Of Akpom- He will Follow In My Footsteps

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Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has revealed who he thinks will be the next youngster to break in to the first team.

The 20-year-old has backed Chuba Akpom, who is actually seven months older than the 20-year-old Nigeria international, to follow in his footsteps in to the starting XI.

” He has a big future here, many people still don’t know what he is all about. But in a not too distant future they will see his best” He said in a Podcast on Arsenal website.

The pair have come through the youth system together, and as well as being older, Akpom made his competitive debut for the club two years earlier than Iwobi – in 2013.

However, the striker has seen his development stall since then in a series of unsuccessful loans to Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, and Hull City.