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Arsenal midfielder Ozil: Alex Iwobi a mix of Okocha and Davids

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has hailed the progress of teammate Alex Iwobi.

The Nigerian international, 20, is well on his way to establishing himself as a first-team regular following a string of solid performances.

And Ozil is clearly impressed with his team-mate, tipping him for a great future.

He told Arsenal's match programme: “He reminds me of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha. He was a player I loved watching.

“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."

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