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Arsenal starlet, Alex Iwobi has described
his team mate, Mesut Ozil’s recent comment about him flattering. The winger who
has become a regular at the Emirates was compared to Edgar Davids and
Jay-Jay Okocha by the Germany international, a remark which he has found surprising
and motivating.
“Alex
reminds me of a mixture of him (Okocha) and Edgar Davids. The manager knows
exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best.”
The former Real
Madrid player had said
Reacting to the comment, the 19 year-old
said “Mesut
just tells me that I’m young and need to express myself on the pitch. Obviously
I need to listen to other people’s advice as well, but he tells me to always
play with a smile on my face and enjoy the game
. When I saw his comments
comparing me to Okocha and Edgar Davids I was like, ‘Wow is he serious?’ because
he never really says that much to me.

He continued. “I’m the same kid I used to be,
the same kid who used to work hard. There’s a bit of luck as well. For me to
get that chance and take it like I did, I’m just fortunate and happy to have
taken them. I guess it’s luck at the end of the day.”