The jersey number 45 Alex Iwobi might not be well know like sturidge,Chuba Akpom, Ainsley Maitland but He is the nephew of Jj Okocha and also Alex his presently playing for Arsenal he has opened up that the the Watford player Hector Bellerin Inspires him yes you heard me right Bellerin inspires Alex not his famous uncle Okocha.
The 19-year-old, who made a huge impression at the pre-season matches for Arsenal, scoring two goals in three appearances, stated why Bellerin is an inspiration for him.
“Hector (Bellerin) went out on loan at Watford, did well there and then he took his chance against Borussia Dortmund. The rest is history, he’s been doing his job really well and he’s a real inspiration for me,” Alex Iwobi told Arsenal.com
Iwobi, captain of the Arsenal U21 team, scored 11 goals for the team across competitions last season. He recognised that breaking into the first team will not be a piece of cake, but hopes to be involved in the Capital One Cup competition for the first team.
“I would like to hopefully play a few games here and there, hopefully be involved in the Capital One Cup, so its just about trying to get into the first team”.
Alex Iwobi has been featured on Naij.com as one of the young players of Nigerian lineage who will take the English Premiership by storm this season.
In February Iwobi was invited to the Nigerian U23 squad by Samson Siasia, head coach of the team, but he could not make it to the senior team as the Nigeria Football Federation awaits his decision to play for Nigeria or England.
He was capped for England U16 and U17 national teams.