The head coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, has rained praises on Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew, Alex Iwobi after he scored his first premier league goal against Everton youngster and nephew to Jay Jay Okocha, Alex Iwobi, after the Nigerian International scored his first premier league goal against Everton last night.
The young Nigerian International scored a goal in the 42nd minute in Saturday’s match and Wenger praised his zealous display. Iwobi had put up a good performance against Barcelona in the mid-week champions league fixture.
“He’s an intelligent boy who loves football. He’s very passionate about the game and keen to learn. Very hungry as well,”Wenger told reporters. “I took him in training at the beginning of pre-season and I liked what he did. “After that he improved very quickly with the first team and months after months he developed very well, and that’s why I integrated him and played him.” Iwobi will head to Kaduna this weekend to link up with his international teammates ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt”.