Alex Iwobi has revealed the two players who have made the biggest influence on him in his Arsenal career so far.

The Nigerian youngster broke into the Gunners first team during the second half of last season after impressive displays in the FA Cup.

According to Iwobi, he has received much inspiration off the pitch from on-loan Arsenal star Jack Wilshere.

“[The biggest influence on me] would probably be Jack Wilshere, but he has not been around recently.” the midfielder said in an interview

“He talks to me off the pitch because he has been through the same system as me, I just watch what he does – especially as I grew up as a No 10 and he’s a No 10.”

The 20-year-old has also revealed that Francis Coquelin, who had some constructive criticism for him after the 2-1 defeat to Watford, is currently his father figure in the squad.

“Now I would say it is (Francis Coquelin), he is always talking to me. After the Watford game he told me what I did well, and what I need to improve on. He’s definitely one who keeps me in check.” he added

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