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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

'Uncle Jay-Jay asked for my shirt!' - Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has come full circle: as a boy, the Arsenal playmaker idolized his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha and now Okocha is enjoying watching his nephew’s meteoric rise at Arsenal.

“He was at my house the other day and when he was asking me for my shirt, I was confused. I thought it was a joke at first and then my dad got out one of my old jerseys and gave it to him.
“He said 'I’m going to treasure this' and I was like ‘Wow, it used to be the other way around'. For it to be like that was a moment I enjoyed, but it was crazy.
“I was always looking up to my uncle. Everyone knew that my uncle played for Bolton and he was a very big figure in Africa as well.
“He doesn’t just help me on the pitch, he helps me off the pitch, which is a key thing for me.” Iwobi told Arsenal Player.