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Alex Iwobi, steadily killing it

Iwobi plays as a winger and a striker for Premier League club Arsenal and the Nigeria national team.

Alex Iwobi

Born in Lagos before moving to England at the age of four, Iwobi is also the nephew of ex-professional footballer Jay-Jay Okocha.

Iwobi joined Arsenal while still at primary school and was first involved in a first-team match as an unused substitute in a League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion on 25 September 2013.

After playing youth football for England, Iwobi elected to play for Nigeria and made his senior debut on 8 October 2015, replacing Ahmed Musa in the 57th minute of a 2–0 friendly defeat to DR Congo in Visé, Belgium.

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He was also selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Alex signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal in October 2015.

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