Iwobi: How Kanu Inspired Me At Arsenal

Iwobi: How Kanu Inspired Me At Arsenal

Alex Iwobi has stated that he was inspired by former Nigeria international and Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu.


Recently, Kanu showered encomiums on the 19-year-old who has made a big impact since making his breakthrough to the Arsenal team, scoring two league goals and providing three assists.


Speaking on Arsenal Player on Arsenal.com, Iwobi revealed that Kanu was a big role model for him growing up.  


“As a kid, especially playing at Arsenal, I did look up to him,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player. 


“He was just a classy player and I have spoken to him a few times as well. 


“We have had conversations about Nigeria, about myself and what I need to do. [He says] to just be relaxed and he congratulated me and told me I was doing well. 


“To hear that [praise] from such a player like him is crazy and I just have to prove him right. I don’t feel pressure, it is just a privilege to hear that.”


  • Adamu Usman 3 years ago

    Iwobi we are so proud of you, and am personally happy for your achievement, God we keep protecting and guarding you in all ramifications, up gunners