Alex Iwobi credits Arsenal star Mesut Ozil for recent rise

The young Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has stated heaped praise on the German international Mesut Ozil.

Iwobi broke into the Gunners first team over the past fortnight and  scored his first senior goal in a 2-0 victory over Everton.

The Nigeria international has credited his recent run of form to watching Arsenal playmaker Ozil in action and learning from the World Cup winner.

“Where as I’m in the same position as him, I’m learning each day how to play, how he gets a lot of space and assists his goals and gets goals,” Iwobi told Goal.

“Each day at training he’s helping me and I’m learning from him just by watching him.”

Ozil has also provided 19 assists in the Premier League – the highest in the league – and also has seven goals in all competitions this season.

Iwobi is the nephew of Jay Jay Okocha who is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen, having acquired Turkish citizenship as Muhammet Yavuz while playing for Fenerbahce.

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