Iwobi: Ozil, Sanchez Have Improved Me; Iheanacho My Best Eagles Pal

Iwobi: Ozil, Sanchez Have Improved Me; Iheanacho My Best Eagles Pal

By James Agberebi:

 

Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi has credited Arsenal star duo Mezut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for improving him as a player.

 

 

Iwobi was drafted into Arsenal's first team this season after impressing in the youth side and also during pre-season. 

 

He has on gone to appear five times in the Premier League and has also featured in the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup.

 

Taking part in the Gunners' Twitter Takeover series, where players answer questions from fans on social media, Iwobi said learning from the two stars will surely help him in his career.

 

"Playing with Ozil and Sanchez everyday, I think I have improved more," the Super Eagles forward said. "And when you are learning and playing with them, it makes life easier when you are on the pitch. You can share your experience when you are playing the U-21s. It helps me a lot and will help me in my career."

 

Iwobi thanked Arsene Wenger for giving him the opportunity to play for the first team this season.

 

"He (Arsene Wenger) trusts young players and he gives young players a chance. The fact that he has trusted me in a couple of games, I thank him for it," Iwobi added.

 

The 19-year-old forward went on to reveal that Kelechi Iheanacho is his best friend in the Super Eagles.

 

"Kelechi is my best friend in the Super Eagles because we both play for big English teams. And I get along with him and share experiences," he said. 

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