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Mezut Ozil: Iwobi is a Mixture of Okocha and Edgar Davids

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has hailed team-mate Alex Iwobi as a mixture of ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Edgar Davids.

The Nigeria international has cemented his place in Arsene Wenger’s squad thanks to his impressive showings, most notably winning the man of the match award in the Gunners’ 3-0 victory against Chelsea.

Despite failing to find the back of net in six appearances in all competitions this season, the German international believes the Super Eagles prodigy has a unique blend of talent.

“He reminds me of his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha,” said Ozil. “He was a player I loved watching.

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“Alex reminds me of a mixture of him and Edgar Davids. He’s really strong on the ball, also defensively, but he’s good in front of goal too.

“He’s developing really well and if he continues the way he’s been playing for the whole season, he will enhance his game.

“The manager knows exactly how good he is and I wish him all the best.”


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