Former Super Eagles star Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has advised nephew Alex Iwobi to fight for his place in the Arsenal first team.
Iwobi had been a regular face in the first team at the start of the season, but opportunities have since dried up.
He’s played only 25 minutes in the club’s last 5 games, but Okocha, who is a cult hero at former Premier League side Bolton Wanderers, believes it is best for Iwobi to stay at the club and not go on loan.
“We can’t forget that this is his first full season in the first team and Arsenal have all their players back now. There’s a lot of competition, so it’s not easy,” Okocha told Sky Sports.
“He has had a good season. It’s not easy to make it through from the academy into the first team at such a big club. He has achieved this and has been phenomenal; I am delighted with what he has achieved so far.
“I think it’s better for him to stay at Arsenal, because the style of play suits him perfectly. It might not be easy for him to go on loan and adapt somewhere else. He needs to stay and fight for his shirt.”
What do you think? Would Iwobi benefit from a loan move or not?