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Alex Iwobi was followed by Arsenal fan for 15 minutes after a home game

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Iwobi had a scary story to tell

Footballers are famous people and famous people will always have stalkers, and Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi told the tale that frightened him to an extent. The Arsenal midfielder recalled the time he was followed by a fan for almost 15 minutes.

Speaking to the weekly Arsenal podcast he spoke about the incident that occurred after Arsenal's most recent home game. 

“I remember the last home game we played. For 15 minutes there was one fan following me and I was getting a bit scared. I was getting close to my destination. I was thinking, I’m going to have to do a detour before I get to my destination before he ends up finding where I’m going. It was mad.”

Iwobi who is the nephew of Bolton legend Jay Jay Okocha has really cemented his place in the first team and is one of the most exciting youngsters in the Premier League right now. 

Last season, the player was introduced when Arsenal needed a bit of sprucing up. The Gunners were trailing Leicester City in the table and had pretty much blown their chance at a first Premier League title since 2004.

The youngster immediately changed the mood around the stadium and improved the quality of the team immensely with his intelligent link-up play. This season he has really kicked his game up a gear and has ben a crucial cog to Arsenal’s passing play.

Will this be Wenger’s last season at Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger celebrated his 20 year anniversary in style with after a week of three consecutive wins which started off with a hammering of Chelsea at the Emirates and ended with a last-gasp win against Burnley.

The Gunners after the worst possible start to the season now sit in third just a couple of points behind leaders Manchester City. Wenger has received so much criticism for not winning the league for so many years but the question, is once he steps down who could replace him?

There are whispers in the streets that Roberto Matinez who is currently at the helm of the Belgian national team might take over from the veteran Frenchman. Eddie Howe is another who might get the job next season

Wenger is one of the candidates for the England job as well which makes it even more difficult for Arsenal to try and convince him to stay on for one more year. Wenger does have a passion for Arsenal and he might extend his contract come the end of the season but it would be the end of an era.

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