Alex Iwobi says Calum Chambers is referring to himself as ‘Canaldo’ after his superb strike helped Arsenal reach the FA Cup fifth round.

The defender scored just his second Gunners goal - both of which have come against Burnley - when using the outside of his foot to curl a sublime first-half shot into the top corner.

Everyone was talking about it in the showers. He was like “Canaldo is what they call him now”

“Oh my gosh, he’s still talking about it now,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player. “Everyone was talking about it in the showers. He was like “Canaldo is what they call him now”. It’s just funny.

“I think we played very well the whole game, even though we conceded a goal from a set-piece, which we weren’t too happy about. We feel like we did very well and are confident about going through to the next round.”

Iwobi says more experienced members of the Arsenal squad have helped him to settle in the first team.

“Every time I train with them and play with them, they give me confidence,” he added. “They always help me and teach me, guide me with what I need to do on the pitch. I learn a lot playing with them and I enjoy playing with them, so it makes it easier for me.

“It’s more the young players, like Oxlade-Chamberlain or Calum Chambers, or Wilshere or Mikel Arteta. Sometimes they play for the under-21s and they educate me when I’m playing.

“When I go over, they always talk to me, tell me what I need to do and advise me on little things. I would say they help me a lot.”

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Nik Brumsack 30 Jan 2016