Jack Wilshere Tips Alex Iwobi To Make The Grade At Arsenal

Published: February 23, 2016
Jack Wilshere Tips Alex Iwobi To Make The Grade At ArsenalArsenal’s England international Jack Wilshere believes Alex Iwobi can make the grade at the Londoners after he was promoted to the first team earlier this month.

The Nigeria international has already made a mark in the few games he has played in the Premier League this season and was one of the standout players in the Gunners ranks in their goalless draw with Hull City in the FA Cup last weekend.

Wilshere has revealed that he is ready to offer support to Iwobi just as he was mentored by Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri when he broke into Arsenal’s first team at the age of 16.

“Coming into a dressing room with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez can be scary for a young player,” Jack Wilshere told Arsenal’s Weekly Podcast.

“To be fair to Alex, he’s a good kid. He wants to learn. He’s got the right attitude in training and when he gets on the pitch he’s showing the fans what he can do.

“I don’t like to call it mentoring. Alex is 19, he’s not a kid. But I know what it’s like for him. I feel a responsibility to put him in the right direction, to answer his questions.”

Alex Iwobi trained with the Arsenal first team on Monday ahead of their Champions League meeting with Barcelona but is unlikely to make the 18-ma squad for the clash at the Emirates.

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