Former Super Eagles Skipper Austin Jay-Jay Okocha believes his cousin Alex Iwobi, will fight on at Arsenal regardless of the possibility that Arsene Wenger might not proceed as the Gunner’s manager next season.
The 21-year-old made his first-team debut in October 2015 and immediately settled himself as a critical part of the Emirates outfit.
Iwobi has not shown up in the Premier League since the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on April 2, inciting speculation that his long haul future could be far from Emirates Stadium.
The manager himself still can’t seem to affirm on the off chance that he will sign another contract agreement to remain on past this season, but former Bolton Wanderers captain who is Iwobi’s uncle, does not belives the fate of Iwobi is linked to the Frenchman’s future.
“It’s not easy to break into an Arsenal team from youth,” the former Paris Saint-Germain and Bolton Wanderers man told Omnisport.
“A young player won’t cope with a whole season. It’s understandable he’s not been playing recently. Overall he has done well.
“He’s not playing for Wenger. He’s playing for Arsenal, even though Wenger gave him the opportunity. If Wenger goes, he’ll fight on.”
Okocha hopes to see Wenger continue in north London and says the often-criticised 67-year-old deserves significant respect.
“I don’t think Wenger should go,” he said. “They’ve been up there for 20 years, you’d expect they’d have one or two bad seasons.
“He’s one of the best coaches in the world and he deserves a lot of respect for what he’s done.”