Alex Iwobi who was compared to his uncle Austin Okocha by his Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil, proved the German right when he went past five players with a some neat piece of skills.
During the week Ozil who has been one of the players motivating the 20 year old, during the course of the week said ” He reminds me of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha, he was a player I loved watching”.
Iwobi appreciated the praise and reacted by saying, ” When I saw (Ozil compared me to Okocha and Edgar Davids), I was like, wow is he serious?. Because he never really says that much to me”.
After his off pitch reaction, he proved on the pitch that he can be every thing his legendary uncle was in Arsenal’s hard fought 3-2 win over Swansea City.
In the 55th minute, he collected a pass from the edge of Swansea’s box from Ozil and used some clean pair of hells to leave five Swansea defenders in their wake, but his cross failed to reach Theo Walcott, which Ozil later did with a headed pass but Walcott failed to beat Luskaz Fabianski in goal for Swansea City.