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Saka: I want to follow in Iwobi’s footsteps

Super Eagles dynamic midfielder, Alex Iwobi may be just 22 years old but his impact on the football pitch has already inspired a lot of young players including Arsenal’s new kid on the block Bukola Saka.

The 17-year-old, who has enjoyed a few first team opportunities under new Gunners boss Unai Emery credited Iwobi alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for helping him develop at the club and hopes to follow in their footsteps.

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When we do finishing drills with Lacazette, Aubameyang and Iwobi you can just see the finishing and the quality that they have,” he told Arsenal.com after scoring a brace to help the Gunners U-23 to a 5-1 victory over Manchester City.

I just want to be like them so every time I’m there I just try to learn from the best, especially in my position because I can take a lot from them.”

Saka became the first player born in the year 2001 to feature in the English Premier League, a record he set during the 4-1 win against Fulham on New Year’s Day and interestingly, he replaced Alex Iwobi on 83 minutes in that game.

Iwobi joined Arsenal in 2004 while still at primary school and after success with the junior teams, he was promoted to the first team by former manager, Arsene Wenger and have remained one of the key players of the team.

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