Alex Iwobi further enhanced his reputation on Tuesday afternoon by scoring twice for Arsenal’s Under-19 side against Bayern Munich.
The teenage forward scored a superb effort from outside the box with just over 15 minutes of the match remaining - scroll down this page to see footage of that goal - and completed his brace five minutes later with a simple finish at the back post.
Many Arsenal fans caught their first real glimpse of Iwobi, the nephew of African legend Jay-Jay Okocha, at the Emirates Cup in the summer - and it seems he’s edging ever closer to becoming part of the Gunners’ first team.
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That Arsenal handed the 19-year-old a new contract earlier this month indicates that Arsene Wenger has high hopes for the forward.
Capable of playing in multiple positions, the Nigerian will surely be in Wenger’s thoughts for the early rounds of the FA Cup if he can continue producing eye-catching displays like the one today, against a talented group of Bayern Munich youngsters.
Video: Alex Iwobi's goal
Bigger match taking place tonight...
After Iwobi’s exploits for Arsenal’s Under-19 side, the focus now turns to the Champions League proper, and that huge clash at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
Defeat against Bayern Munich and Arsenal will find themselves out of Europe’s elite club competition - it’s simply not an option.
Pep Guardiola’s side, however, are in red-hot form and come into tonight’s match as the overwhelming favourites to secure all three points.
Arsenal fans: is Alex Iwobi already good enough for the Gunners’ first team? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!
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