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Alex Iwobi Mesut Ozil says Arsenal forward reminds him of Jay Jay Okocha

Ozil thinks Iwobi has a natural flair and skills of Okocha and the passing ability and positional sense of Dutch legend Edgar Davids

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi is a mix of Jay Jay Okocha and Edgar Davids according to his Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil (Arsenal FC via Getty Images )

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has revealed that his teammate and Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi reminds him of Jay Jay Okocha.

Iwobi has become a regular for Arsenal this season and his performances have drawn praises from fans and pundits alike.

Ozil thinks the 20-year-old has a natural flair and skills of Okocha and the passing ability and positional sense of Dutch legend Edgar Davids.

Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi play Mesut Ozil is impressed with how Alex Iwobi has developed at Arsenal (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Alex reminds me of a mixture of him (Okocha) and Edgar Davids,” Ozil told the Gunners' matchday programme.

He's really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he's good in front of goal too.

Jay Jay Okocha play Jay Jay Okocha show cased his skills in England for Bolton (Getty Images)


He's developing really well and if he continues the way he's been playing for the whole season, he will enhance his game.

Edgar Davids was live in action against Madrid at the 2014 UNESCO CUP play Dutch football legend, Edgar Davids


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

Iwobi who is a nephew to Nigerian football legend, Okocha became a full Nigeria international earlier this year.

Alex Iwobi and Jay Jay Okocha play Alex Iwobi says Okocha helped convince him to play for Nigeria (Instagram)

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After representing England at the youth level, the youngster was torn with the decision of which country to represent at the senior level.

After choosing to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Iwobi revealed that Okocha played a major part in his decision.

Ordinarily I would have loved to play for England since I have played for all the under-aged teams up to the U- 19, but  (for) Austin Okocha, my mother’s relation, who I respect a lot for his exploits with the Super Eagles and most especially for his records with Bolton Football Club,” the Arsenal player once said in an interview.

Iwobi is set to start again for Arsenal as they travel to face Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, October, 2.

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