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.
— Eddie (@edandadie) January 9, 2016
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.
I've been rating Alex Iwobi (and Reine-Adelaide) since preseason. They've got the potential to really pop.
— bleskimo (@BlindEskimo) January 9, 2016
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.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 9, 2016
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.
Alex Iwobi startig for Arsenal! Watch this kid, big things to come!
Interestingly, he is the nephew of the famous former Bolton and Nigeria showman Jay-Jay Okocha.
— john mcseveney (@johnmcseveney1) January 9, 2016
Oh how Gunners fans will hope such talent runs in the family.
Arsenal teenage starter Alex Iwobi is the nephew of Jay Jay Okocha. Should make Big Sam feel old! #SAFC
— Chris Young (@YoungSunEcho) January 9, 2016