Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi has impressed former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson with his performances his season.
The 74-year-old who remains an influential figure in the game was commenting on the Gunners’ credentials for the Premier League title this season.
Ferguson believes can end their 13-year drought with Iwobi potentially a key component.
“You shouldn’t forget Arsenal,” the 13-time Premier League winning manager told German publication Kicker.
“The team is more sturdy. They’ve got better and more aggressive. I’m impressed with the young boy Alex Iwobi.”
A graduate of Arsenal’s academy Iwobi has cemented himself as a first-team player this season after making his debut in their 3-0 League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday last year.
The Nigerian international, who is the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha, has so far appeared in 11 official matches, with seven of those coming in the Premier League, without scoring but creating three goals.
Arsenal, who are currently second to Manchester City in the league standings due to goal-difference, face a trip to struggling Sunderland on Saturday.
Iwobi, who has started in the Gunners last five line-ups as a left-sided forward, is expected to retain his spot.
By Mohammed Moallim, this article was first published on Squawka.com