Ozil: Iwobi is a blend of Edgar Davids and Jay-Jay Okocha

By Isoccer Staff

Mesut Ozil claims Arsenal whizkid Alex Iwobi is a cross between his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids, reports the Sun.

The Nigerian international, 20, is well on his way to establishing himself as a first-team regular following a string of solid performances.

And Ozil is clearly impressed with his team-mate, tipping him for a great future.

He said: “He reminds me of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha. He was a player I loved watching.

“Alex reminds me of a mixture of him and Edgar Davids. He’s really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he’s good in front of goal too.”

Speaking to Arsenal’s matchday programme, the World Cup-winning German assured fans boss Arsene Wenger knows how big as talent he has on his hands.

Ozil , 27, added: “He’s developing really well and if he continues the way he’s been playing for the whole season, he will enhance his game.

“The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best.”

Attacking midfielder Iwobi came through Arsenal’s academy and has racked up 26 first team appearances since making his debut last season.

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