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Alex Iwobi reveals most random thing a fan has shouted at him during game

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Arsenal's season may not have gotten off to a great start courtesy of a 4-3 home defeat to Liverpool, but the Gunners are unbeaten in eight games since defeat on the opening day of the Premier League season.

One of the most impressive performers for Arsene Wenger's side in recent weeks has been Alex Iwobi - the 20-year-old winger having provided assists against PSG and Hull alongside impressive performances against Chelsea amongst others.

But, as his exposure to the Arsenal first team continues, Iwobi is also learning about having to deal with performing in front of thousands of fans every week. And, in a funny interview with comedian Rob Beckett, the young Gunner has revealed the most random thing he has ever had shouted at him whilst out on the pitch.

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"People say the craziest things," Iwobi began. "...Somebody told me to get my hair cut. It actually hurt me. I didn't have a (new) haircut and I was thinking, why?

"When you're at work and somebody actually notices instead of noticing the football...you've got to keep on top of it and I didn't.

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"It was so random. That's the most random thing I've ever heard at a football match whilst I'm playing...That actually hurt me so much."

Considering the usual chants you hear of the terraces up and down the country, Iwobi should perhaps count himself lucky that abuse about his dodgy barnet is the worst he has experienced so far in his young career.

Then again, if the old mantra that 'to play good you have to look good' is true, then the rogue fan might have just found the perfect way to put the young winger off his game. It clearly hit a nerve.

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Iwobi won't mind getting abuse from opposition fans too much moving forward so long as he and Arsenal continue to impress out on the pitch.

Impressive

A comfortable 2-0 win over Basel on Wednesday night saw the north London club move to the top of their Champions League group after two rounds of fixtures.

And, having won four and drawn one since losing to Liverpool in the league, Arsenal now find themselves in third spot in the Premier League.

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Things got even better for Iwobi today, too, with news that he has been included on the 40-man shortlist for UEFA's Golden Boy award.

He better make sure he gets a trip to the barbers before awards night if he manages to come out on top against the likes of Marcus Rashford and co.

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