Photo: Alex Iwobi, the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha, trains with Arsenal first-team

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The teenager is helping out as Arsenal are short of attacking options.

Jay-Jay Okocha was one of the Premier League’s more mercurial talents and he one almost single-handedly ended an Arsenal title tilt with a performance for Bolton Wanderers that made Arsene Wenger’s defence look like amateurs at the Reebok Stadium.

But nowadays his nephew Alex Iwobi is hoping to be starring for Arsenal in the future - not against them.

The attacker, who became a professional at the club in 2014, has been snapped in training with the Arsenal first-team this week.

Iwobi has trained with the first-team before. However in recent times the teenager has not been a regular with the first-team sessions. However, with Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell recently departing and Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez both injured, Arsenal are shorter on attacking options than usual - which is the likely reason for his recent call up.

Iwobi is yet to make his first-team debut for the club, but was on the bench for a League Cup tie against West Brom back in 2013.

A regular with the Arsenal under-21s, Iwobi is also an England youth international, despite his Nigerian heritage.

He will be hoping to impress Arsene Wenger during his little spell with the first-team, as he aims to become a future Arsenal first-team regular.

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