Alex Iwobi says that starting a game at the Emirates for the first time was a dream come true.
The 19 year old had an impressive outing against Sunderland in the 3-1 win that took the Gunners into the 4th round of the cup.
Speaking to the official site, he described his feelings after the game, saying, “It is the best feeling ever. It is a dream come true. Since I was a young boy I have always wanted to put on my shirt with Iwobi on my back with the Emirates crowd screaming my name.
“As a young kid I always wondered if I would get there and to have this opportunity today, I’m just thankful.
“It was a young boy’s dream come true. Playing at home with everyone screaming your name and giving you the confidence to express yourself – it felt like a proper debut.”
He also said that being involved with the first team is helping him grow as player.
“Training and playing with them every day is such a learning curve. Hopefully I can train with them more and play more so I can develop every day.”
The first of many outings, we hope, and it’s good to see a young player take his chance so well.