Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez believes Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi is an emerging talent for English Premier League side Arsenal and would blossom if he “keeps pushing forward.”

21-year-old Iwobi made 38 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions last season and scored four goals and provided three assists.

And Sanchez, speaking to the club’s website, listed a few qualities of Iwobi that has made him one of the standouts among the young players at the North London club.

“I really like Alex,” Sanchez said.

“He’s a player that can play up front, in the centre, he’s good at one on ones.

“If he has a winning mentality and keeps pushing forward I think he can do very well. I really like him.”

Iwobi is currently on national assignment with the Super Eagles as they face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday.

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