Alex Iwobi teaches Arsenal stars how to use urban London slang words

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Arsenal have posted a video to their official Facebook page containing a short clip of winger Alex Iwobi teaching his new teammates how to speak what he refers to as 'gangster language'.

He goes on to explain the meaning of words like 'peng', 'yard', and 'fam' to both Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer following moves from Borussia Monchengladbach and Bolton Wanderers respectively.

Iwobi joined the Gunners at the tender age of eight, after he moved to the United Kingdom from Lagos with his parents, aged just four.


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In 2013, Iwobi graduated from the Arsenal academy and joined up with the senior squad, where he still occupies the number 17 shirt.

During this time, he has made 14 appearances for the Gunners, scoring two goals. 

Football runs in the blood for Iwobi, who is the nephew of legendary attacking midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha.

Okocha had a long and illustrious career in the game of football. He played for a wide range of clubs around the world, including Turkish side Fenerbahce, French side Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar F.C, and Hull City, where he finished his career.

Over an 18-year long professional career, Okocha would play for seven different clubs at senior level, and in total, he made 454 appearances in domestic competition, scoring 85 goals.

You can watch the video of Iwobi teaching Xhaka and Holding below.

Okocha was capped for his native country of Nigeria 75 times in all, scoring 14 goals.

Like his uncle, Iwobi has also played at international level, though as a teenager, the Arsenal attacker chose to play for his home country of England. He represented the three lions at U-16, U-17, and U-18 level.

As a senior player, Iwobi decided to make a big change in his international career.

He chose to follow in the footsteps of his uncle and represent Nigeria in international competition, and to date, Iwobi has made six appearances for Nigeria. 

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