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Everton attacker Iwobi: The advice I was given by Henry, Arteta and Okocha...

Everton attacker Alex Iwobi admits advice from Thierry Henry while with Arsenal stuck with him.

Iwobi faces his former club today.

And he recalled: “Growing up I'd go for nutmegs, try to embarrass my friends.

“Thierry told me that attackers are remembered for goals and assists, and I needed to get that in my head. Something clicked.

“Mikel (Arteta) was another big influence. He was injured at the time and would play and train with the Under-21s. He would talk to me, telling me to get on the half-turn, stay alert and sharp, ready to make an impact."

Iwobi is the nephew of former Nigeria star Jay-Jay Okocha, and added: “Uncle Jay-Jay encouraged me to enjoy it. If you make a mistake, try again. I have stuck by that and will never hide.

“Now it's up to me to make a name for myself at Everton."



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