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Iwobi is developing well, asserts Ozil

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The 20-year-old played a crucial role in two of Arsenal’s goals in their 4-1 victorty over Hull City on the weekend. PHOTO/courtesy

The 20-year-old played a crucial role in two of Arsenal’s goals in their 4-1 victorty over Hull City on the weekend. PHOTO/courtesy

LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 11 – Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil says team-mate Alex Iwobi reminds him of two world-class former Premier League midfielders.

Iwobi’s meteoric rise has seen him cement his place in the Gunners starting XI, alongside Ozil, who feels his understanding with the Nigeria international has improved their performance levels this season.

“He reminds me of his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha,” the German midfielder told Arsenal Player. “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 knows exactly what he can do. He isn’t scared and doesn’t hide on the pitch. 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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