Alex Iwobi’s dad reveals why Arsenal star Mesut Ozil admires young starlet

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi has been one of the bright sparks for Arsenal during a turbulent start to 2016.

The young Nigeria international has broken into the first team and has also managed to secure a starting spot in Arsene Wenger’s line-up’s.

Iwobi’s uncle is former Fenerbahce and Bolton Wanderers player Jay-Jay Okocha and his father, a lawyer named, Chuka.

“Alex is very humble and if you listen to everything Arsene Wenger has said about him, one thing he stresses is Alex’s humility,” Chuka told the Sun.

“The senior players like Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck and Giroud love him for his attitude, his humility and that he has a listening ear.

“Arsene Wenger is a very technical manager and that definitely plays to Alex’s strength.”

Ozil is currently on international duty with Germany but is expected back at Arsenal later this week.

Germany were in ruthless form and were ahead after 24 minutes via a strike from Tony Kroos. Mario Gotze doubled the German’s lead shortly before half time.

Hector put Germany 3-0 ahead after 59 minutes while Ozil got on the score sheet in the 75th after converting from the penalty spot.

Ozil has 19 assists and seven goals in 38 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season.

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