Monday, March 21, 2016 1:30 pm
Arsenal have posted on Instagram a picture of Alex Iwobi, when he was just seven years old and had joined the club’s academy.
The academy graduateis now a man and has burst onto the scene with his impressive performance at Everton on Saturday. Apart from scoring a vital goal for Arsenal, Iwobi was also Man of the Match.
On Monday Arsenal’s Instagram reminded the club’s fans where it all started from, with the picture of Iwobi 13 years ago, with the Nigerian international wearing the away shirt from the 2004-04 unbeaten season, with the caption, ‘It’s been quite a week for @alexanderiwobi – here he is signing for #Arsenal, aged seven, back in November 2003. #YoungGun #Academy #Iwobi #Gooner.’
Iwobi, having signed a long term deal with the club in October last year, has made 14 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side so far this campaign and has recently managed to displace Theo Walcott on the right flank.
The Nigerian, who is the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha, was praised by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry on Twitter following his strike at Goodison Park.
‘Hard work pays off. Well done @alexiwobi you deserve it. #COYG,’ posted Henry.
The Gunners prodigy was thrilled to score his first goal for the club and thanked fellow forward Danny Welbeck for his influence. ‘It is not bad, I’m enjoying the moment,’ Iwobi told the club website. ‘I’m just happy to help my team and that is a positive so we will take that into the next game.
Reported by Mail Online