Iwobi - Kanu praise a privilege for me

Alex Iwobi says receiving praise from Kanu is “a privilege”.

The brilliant former Gunner says his 19-year-old compatriot has all the attributes to be “the star Nigeria is looking for”.

Iwobi has made a big impact since making his breakthrough to the Arsenal team, and says Kanu was a big role model for him growing up.  

“As a kid, especially playing at Arsenal, I did look up to him,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player. “He was just a classy player and I have spoken to him a few times as well. 

“We have had conversations about Nigeria, about myself and what I need to do. [He says] to just be relaxed and he congratulated me and told me I was doing well. 

“To hear that [praise] from such a player like him is crazy and I just have to prove him right. I don’t feel pressure, it is just a privilege to hear that.”

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