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Alex Iwobi reminds me of Jay-Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids – Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has likened Arsenal teammate Alex Iwobi to his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha and former Netherlands star Edgar Davids.

Iwobi has become a first-team regular since breaking into Arsene Wenger’s plans last term and Ozil has been impressed by the impact he has made.

“He reminds me of his uncle, Okocha,” Ozil told Arsenal Player.

Iwobi and uncle Okocha
Iwobi and uncle Okocha

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“He was a player I loved watching. Alex reminds me of a mixture of him and Davids. He is really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he is good in front of goal too. He knows exactly what he can do. He is not scared and does not hide on the pitch.

Edgar Davids in his pomp for Holland
Edgar Davids in his pomp for Holland

“He just wants to have fun playing football and that really shows on the pitch, and also in training. He is developing really well and if he continues the way he has been playing the whole season, he will really enhance his game.

“The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best. He is really young and is on a really good path.”

This report was first published by Sporting News Media

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