Okocha’s Nephew Hot For Arsenal U21

Okocha’s Nephew Hot For Arsenal U21

–Alex Iwobi hits brace in Pre-season friendly

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew Alex Iwobi scored the fifth and final goal for Arsenal U-21 in a 5-1 thrashing of Harrow Borough in a preseason game.

Iwobi signed his professional deal with Arsenal on the 9th of May 2014 and his display against the Isthmian League Premier Division side proved Arsenal were right in tying him down.

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The 18 year old who was a regular for Arsenal Under-18s last season aside making six appearances in the U21 Premier League in 2013/14 was a thorn in the flesh of the opposition defenders.

He helped himself to a goal in the 52nd minute after two assist to Dan Crowley and Benik Afobe for the third and fourth goal respectively.

Now an England U-18 International, SL10 can reveal he shun an invitation to be a part of the Nigeria Under-17 team last year after he was asked to fly himself to Nigeria for camping.

Quick and skilful, Iwobi was a stand-out performer in the Gunners’ FA Youth Cup campaign last season.

He scored three goals in six appearances to help the team to the semi-finals of the elite youth competition, including a crucial strike against Charlton Athletic in the fifth round.

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