Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal captain Mesut Ozil has helped him develop into a key player for the Gunners this season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Iwobi starred as the Gunners came from a goal down to beat Leicester 3-1 on Monday night to seal a 10th consecutive win in all competitions.
The result also moved the Gunners up to third in the English Premier League table.
“Of course I get the privilege to play with him (Ozil) every day,” the 22-year-old who was voted man-of-the-match in the encounter told Skysports.
“I have been training with him since I was 17 and I have seen what he can do. The quality he has is not just in training but as you can see in the match last (Monday) night, he is a world-class player and he proved that again Monday night.”
“He gives me advice in a different way. He jokes around but always tells me I can do more – even during the game he was saying I can do more, he is always one of those guys.”
“But he is always happy, always telling me and giving me the confidence to express myself so it helps me.”
“Mesut will come across as laid back but he is helping everyone in a different way and he helps me a lot.”