Nigerian international Alex Iwobi is gradually becoming the next big thing for Arsenal as they bid to win their first premier league title in 12 years and Gunners fans already thinks he is ten times better than England star Theo Walcott.
The 19-year-old was given the nod by manager Arsene Wenger to start his first premier league game of the season after some substitute appearances and he did not disappoint as he put in a five-star performances which he capped with a lovely goal to give the North Londoners a 2-0 win.
Iwobi, who is the nephew of former Super Eagles midfield maestro Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha started out as a striker but after trying him out as a midfielder in two FA Cup matches earlier this season Arsenal’s French manager handed him a start in midfield against the almighty Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League and he was fearless as he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Andreas Iniesta, Sergio Busquest, and Ivan Rakitic.
Iwobi’s performances thus far has led fans of the Gunners to declare via various messages on social media that he looks a more complete player in his first season at the Emirates than Walcott does after 10 years.
Here are some of the tweets:
Iwobi seriously looks a more complete player in his first season here than Walcott does after 10 years.
— JJ (@JasAFC)
Iwobi just ended Walcott’s Arsenal career.
— João Matthews (@joaomatthews_)
IWOBI JUST ENDED THEO WALCOTT’S CAREER AT ARSENAL.
— Yoann (@YoannArsenal)
Iwobi has done more than Walcott has in 2016
— priyen (@PrezPatel)
It’s mad coz Iwobi has found the first touch Walcott’s been looking for for 10 years
— Patrick James (@MYSELFPJ)
Iwobi > Walcott don’t @ me
— Other Jamz (@Jamz_CM)
Alex Iwobi is everything Walcott should be.
— Ãmir (@TheAmir__)
I’ve watched Iwobi like 3 times he’s far better than Walcott
— Van Oskidhe (@Oskidhe)
Iwobi is better than Walcott and OX combined.
— Guillermo (@willie_8)
How much better is Iwobi than Walcott & dare I say Giroud mate!
— Carl (@carlduala_afc)