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Arsenal Legend, Merson: ‘Iwobi Has Good Football Brain’

Arsenal legend, and former England international, Paul Merson, has proclaimed that Alex Iwobi's football intelligence is beyond his tender age.

Iwobi, 20, has been outstanding for Arsenal since the new season kicked off.

He bagged the Man-of-the-Match award in Arsenal's 3-0 win against Chelsea last weekend.

In Arsenal's 4-1 win against Hull City, the young Nigeria international provided two assists.

Commenting on Iwobi's showings since breaking into Arsenal's first team, Merson, who won the English Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and the now defunct European Cup Winners Cup with the Gunners, said the qualities of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez has rubbed off on the youngster. 

"I like this kid (Iwobi), he is a very good footballer," Merson told Sky Sport.

"He was outstanding again against Basel on Wednesday night.

"He's got a very good football brain. That's what I like about him.

"He's playing with people whose football brains are at the top of their game, in the likes of Sanchez and Ozil, and he knows what they are doing and he's only a young kid. Very good footballer," the France 1998 World Cup star said.

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