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Arsenal supporters have labelled Alex Iwobi the “Nigerian Messi” for his efforts against Leicester last night.

The Gunners managed a stellar performance to win 3-1 at the Emirates, despite going a goal behind within half an hour.

Mesut Ozil’s name was on the lips of many fans after the German was involved in all three of the goals.
But he was not the only one who impressed.

Iwobi has looked like a different player this season under Unai Emery.

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He also earned himself the man of the match award for his crucial part in his side’s counter-attack plan to catch the Foxes on the break.

Following the match, YouTube channel AFTV spoke to those leaving the ground about their thoughts on the 22-year-old.

And they may have got a bit carried away.

“Don’t call him Alex Iwobi anymore, he is the Nigerian Lionel Messi,” one claimed.

Before adding: “Emery has brought such a freshness to the side.

“He came in and lost the first two games, but that feels so long ago now.”

Since the clip was uploaded last night, it has already racked up more than 90,000 hits.

“I think you mean Messi is the Argentinian Iwobi,” one viewer claimed.

Another added: “Iwobi doing things so right! Last season he’d make such brain-dead decisions but this season

I’m shouting for him to receive it!”

And a third claimed: “Iwobi is definitely a candidate for Young Player of The Season!”

Arsenal return to Europa League action on Thursday when they face Portuguese club Sporting CP.

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