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Iwobi - How I’m learning from Ozil

By Lloyd Webb

Alex Iwobi says he has been learning how to find space on the pitch by observing Mesut Ozil in training.

The 19-year-old has been working with the first team this season and broke into the side to score on his first two Premier League starts - emulating Ian Wright and Davor Suker.

"That is something I have been watching him do, because he is always aware of what is around him. I have learnt a lot from him"

Alex Iwobi

Iwobi will be hoping to continue his fine form against West Ham on Saturday, and says training with senior players has helped him develop.

“It has been an amazing experience, I’m learning from them each day,” he told Arsenal Player. “To play with them and become a regular with them is amazing. I’m enjoying the experience I’m having.

“When you are training with the best players in the world you learn things you might not get to learn in the under-21s. You're training with them as well as watching them, so you are picking up things and getting advice on what you need to work on. I have learnt a lot training with them.

“I would say I learn from people like Mesut Ozil and Alexis because of my position, and sometimes when I play up front I learn off Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Joel Campbell. Training with them everyday, I learn a lot.

“For me, I have learnt most from the way Ozil gets into space. I don’t know how he gets into space because on the pitch you think someone will get close to him but he always seems to have time and space.

"That is something I have been watching him do, because he is always aware of what is around him. I have learnt a lot from him.”

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi

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