Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi is one to look out for

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi featured in midweek as Arsenal lost to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has told reporters for UEFA that teammate Alex Iwobi has an abundance of ability and is certainly one to watch for the future.

The 19-year-old made his competitive debut for the club in midweek at Sheffield Wednesday, impressing in a wide midfield role despite his side crashing to a shock 3-0 defeat.

Predominantly a striker, Iwobi is capable of playing out wide and possesses wonderful ball control, a directness in his attacking style and plenty of natural strength.

Speaking to UEFA on the prospects of the Nigeria-born youngster becoming a hit with the Gunners, Ramsey is confident his teammate will make the grade.

“He is very gifted and has great feet so I am sure he will be one to look out for in the future,” the Wales international midfielder explained.

Further first-team opportunities:

While Arsenal have plenty of attacking riches at their disposal, the club’s current injury crisis leaves them rather short of options in the final third.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will start this weekend, yet that third attacking midfield spot has drawn up plenty of debate, with left-back Kieran Gibbs even mentioned as a possible option.

While Arsenal’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday may suggest their youngsters aren’t quite ready, playing with better players would surely help and in Iwobi’s case, is he really that far off the first-team?

The nephew of ex-Bolton man Jay-Jay Okocha has already been a standout performer for the U21s this season, the next step in his progression would be a decent loan move or a dash of first-team opportunities.

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