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Okocha pleased with Alex Iwobi

27 July 2015, 11:10

Lagos - Austin Okocha was pleased that his nephew, Arsenal Under 21s skipper Alex Iwobi, got on the score sheet for The Gunners first team in their 6 - 0 rout of Lyon at the Emirates Cup.

The former Bolton Wanderers star was also delighted with the progress being made by England youth international Chuba Akpom at Arsenal.

Both Anglo Nigerians were in action on Saturday in the victory over the French team, with Iwobi handed a starting spot while Akpom replaced him in the 63rd minute.

Also read: Iwobi In High Heavens After Arsenal Goal

''My nephew Alex Iwobi marked his Emirates debut with a goal. Great stuff Alex. Wenger is really doing a great job with the young star,'' Austin Okocha posted on Twitter.

He added: ''Chuba Akpom whose dad is a good friend of mine is also on the right course. A hat-trick in their Asian trip says a lot about what to come.''

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has reiterated that Alex Iwobi will not be sent out on loan this summer while he kept mum about Chuba Akpom's status.

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