Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger says Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi’s intelligence strengthens his promising start to life in the Gunners’ first team.
The Super Eagles forward impressed in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round victory over Burnley, producing an encouraging performance in the No 10 position as Arsenal secured passage to the fifth round of the competition with a 2-1 win over Burnley.
It was just Iwobi’s third start for the club but Wenger believes Iwobi who is nephew to Nigerian football legend Jay Jay Okocha could be due many more if he continues to progress.
“I think he has shown everybody that he is a good player again. I personally find him very interesting because of his decision making, his awareness is very interesting.
“He is a boy who, two years ago, not many would have said he [will make it]. You see he develops very well because he’s very clever.
“I like his game, I like the timing of his decision making and the quality of his decision making. He always turns where you want him to turn and he plays the ball where you want him to play the ball. He’s very interesting.
“He can play on the left, he can play on the right, he can play behind the striker and he can even play as a No 9, because he scores goals in training.” Wenger told the Arsenal official website.