The Rise of Alex Iwobi At Arsenal

Two years ago Alex Iwobi was plying his trade with Arsenal U21 team but since breaking into the club’s first team he has risen to fame and become an integral member at the Emirates Stadium within a year. In the light of that there are best free bets offers of him to replicate that form next season.

The Nigerian youngster, a graduate of the Arsenal Academy, is the latest revelation from the academy after Jack Wilshere who made it into the first team at the age of 16. But the England international has struggled to maintain consistency at the top level.

Iwobi’s regular starts in the senior team is a prove of Arsene Wenger’s believe in youngsters and Arsenal’s Academy products. The French boss had said the 20-year-old doesn’t look like the players “who impresses at first” and there were serious considerations to release when he was aged 14 and 16 years- having joined them at the age of seven.

However, when he clocked 18 the club finally had a glimpse of what the player could if provided with the opportunity and decided to keep him at the club.

The Nigerian international ability, pace and passing range made Wenger trusted him with a place in the first team and he has repaid his boss faith in him with stellar performances. He has thrived in an atmosphere where players of his age range would have feared to thread.

He has enjoyed a whirlwind career since making his senior debut in the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup in October 2015. He went on to score in each of his first two Premier League starts and grabbed two assists in a 3-3 draw at West Ham United.

This season has seen him performing in top gear, bringing more fluidity to the Gunners attack, thriving alongside Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott in the final third, and accompanied with regular feature in the Champions League.

His has been the case of a young lad with the determination to succeed at all cost and can be seen from his style of play. Iwobi has what it takes to surpass his Uncle, former Super Eagles and Bolton star Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha. The Lagos-born starlet arrived in England aged four and has represented England at the U18 level before switching his international allegiances to his country of birth.

He has made 24 league appearances, 7 in the Champions League and has three goals to his name this season.

Despite all the accolades he has received since making his debut, the youngster needs to improve in the area of goals scored.


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