Ex-Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has revealed how one of his former team-mates was a “joke” in training – now Mikel Arteta faces a headache over the very same ace.
The now-Everton winger left the Gunners after over a decade at the club in the summer of 2019.
Nigerian international Iwobi, 26, played almost 150 matches for Arsenal and helped them to FA Cup glory before his departure.
Despite it being almost four years since his exit, he still keeps a close eye on Arteta’s team.
And, during an interview with The Beautiful Game podcast, he had plenty to say about pal Reiss Nelson.
The 23-year-old memorably scored a 97th minute winner over Bournemouth this month in what could prove to be a vital strike in Arsenal’s quest to end their 19-year title drought.
Iwobi said: “He’s another Arsenal product, he’s another one who is a joke in training. With him like, he just has that raw ability.
“I have to give it to him because he’s had to be patient. But every time he’s come on to play, he’s delivered.
“I think he’s been the most impactful sub at Arsenal this season. For someone to be able to do that and not play regularly and still have that elite mindset, I have to rate it.”
Nelson will be out of contract this summer and his lack of starts could lead to him following the example of Iwobi and leaving.