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Iwobi - Why Jack’s an inspiration for me

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi is delighted that Jack Wilshere has returned to fitness - because he views his team-mate as “a big inspiration”.

The England international has not played for the first team since last season’s FA Cup final but has featured three times for the under-21s in April as he steps up his rehabilitation from a fibula injury.

Iwobi has played alongside Wilshere in the second string before and is sure the club’s young players will have learnt a lot from the 24-year-old.

"He’s helped me out massively… he’s brilliant on the ball, he’s able to find space and he’s the master of the no-touch turn"

“He’s helped me out massively… he’s brilliant on the ball, he’s able to find space and he’s the master of the no-touch turn,” Iwobi told the matchday programme. “He doesn’t even need to touch the ball, he just shields it with his body and turns away from defenders with ease.

“It’s something that us youth team players used to watch and then try in training. He’s a big inspiration for us.

“A couple of times in training we used to get together and practice the ‘Jack Wilshere turn’, but nobody can do it as well as he can!

“It will be great to have him back. He’s definitely a player with lots of energy but he combines that with scoring goals and getting assists.

“He’s definitely a key player to the team in my opinion.”

 

West Bromwich Albion programme cover

West Bromwich Albion programme cover