Nigerian international Alex Iwobi has revealed that it was a ‘dream come true’ to play against Spain giants Barcelona.
The 19-year-old was handed place in the starting line-up by manager Arsene Wenger in the absence of Aaron Ramsey ahead of Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell and he ceased the opportunity as he shined in his first start in the UEFA Champions League.
Alex Iwobi is the nephew of former Nigerian international Austin Jay Jay Okocha has now made 13 appearances for Arsenal this season, five of which have come domestically in the Premier League but it is the game against Barcelona tonight that will live in his young memory far more than others.
Speaking after the match, Alex Iwobi told BT Sport: “[Playing here] is something a 19-year-old will always dream of.
It was an amazing experience and hopefully I will have more of these in the future.” Alex Iwobi added.
Arsenal lost out 3-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate to make it their sixth consecutive elimination at the knockout stage from the competition.
Even though Alex Iwobi was unable to score, he was fulfilled all the same, especially to have played against a great side like Barcelona.