Now while Arsenal’s narrow 2-1 FA Cup victory over Burnley yesterday was anything but convincing – the two goals aside – one success story from the match was very much Alex Iwobi’s performance.
The young Nigerian international has been the breakthrough story of 2015/16 at Emirates Stadium and having started his second successive FA Cup game in a row, the 19-year-old was particularly impressive in a role Mesut Ozil would usually occupy.
A hugely versatile character, Iwobi has played much of his Under-21 games for the Gunners on either the left or right flanks but against Sunderland and against Burnley, he’s looked great just behind the central striker.
Still with a lot of work to do of course, at least Iwobi is making the most of his first few chances in Arsene Wenger’s first team and so much so that it doesn’t look as if he’ll slip away regretfully like in the case of the now prolific Benik Afobe who was in Iwobi’s situation not so long ago.
Now while it may prove hard for youngsters to get into this Arsenal side now with Arsene Wenger having basically admitted this week that you don’t win with kids any more after a 3-0 drubbing earlier in the season at Sheffield Wednesday, we’re remaining positive while outlining five young Guns who may follow Iwobi into first team prominence next season.
Click on the image below to reveal the five Arsenal youngsters to follow Alex Iwobi into the first team.