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Arsene Wenger praises brave Iwobi


/ by Biyi Akangbe

SoccerNet Nigeria
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, had kind words to say about his young Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi after the Gunners 3 - 1 triumph over Sunderland in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The teenager sparkled in his first start at the Emirates Stadium and was involved in the the equalizer netted by Joel Campbell in the first half .

“I liked the timing of his passes. In the middle of the park that is a vital quality and that fact he plays forward and sees [things].

“As a young boy he is not afraid to come on and that is not easy, ” Wenger told reporters, according to

If the Community Shield is thrown into the mix, Iwobi has been included in Arsenal’s 18 - man squad 14 times this season by the Frenchman.


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