Arsenal youngster talks about his rise to first team prominence

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Arsenal have endured a disappointing season, although the emergence of Alex Iwobi has proved to be a major positive for the Gunners.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi has spoken to the club's official website about his remarkable rise to the first team.

He told arsenal.com about his feelings for the club, claiming he has Arsenal blood running through his veins:

"I have always loved Arsenal. When I was young, I was always waiting to watch the legends of the club play. You could say I have the blood of Arsenal in me."

Iwobi, who has only just turned 20, has already chalked up 16 appearances for the Gunners this term, contributing with two goals and two assists. His inclusion in the side over the last two months has coincided with Arsenal looking much more of a threat going forward, and the way he moves with the ball is a thing of beauty. 

The Nigerian's fine displays have drawn comparison with his fellow countryman and Gunners legend Nwankwo Kanu, but he still has a long way to go if he wants to emulate his idol's career.

Iwobi went on to comment about how his rise to fame has been surreal, remembering back to when he first signed a contract with the North London outfit:

“I have seen the picture of me signing as child in the yellow top. I remember signing - that moment was crazy, I remember smiling so much. It has been a bumpy ride since then. It has been a rollercoaster with a lot of ups and a few downs that I have had to get over in the past. Certainly now there are a lot more positives in my career."

Arsenal have two games remaining in their season, as they look to cement their place in the top four. They travel to Manchester City on Sunday in the Premeir League and a victory would ensure their qualification into Europe's premier competition for the 19th consecutive season.

 

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