Twitter reacts as Arsenal give Jay-Jay Okocha’s nephew a start in the FA Cup

Arsene Wenger’s decision to include young Alex Iwobi in the starting line up in today’s FA Cup clash against Sunderland has been met with a wave of excitement on social media.

The Gunners open their defence of the crown today against the Black Cats, naming a strong team as they look to get off to a winning start.

Though Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are the big name forwards on show, Iwobi has been handed a chance to impress against the Black Cats.

The 19-year old is a hot prospect in North London, having made his Premier League debut earlier this season against Swansea City.

A Nigerian international, he has two caps for the Super Eagles and could be the latest burgeoning talent to flourish under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger.