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Nigerian legend Austin Okocha at the Emirates Stadium to support Iwobi

Nigerian legend Austin Okocha at the Emirates Stadium to support Iwobi

- Arsenal demolished West Ham United 4-1 in Sunday's Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

- The victory means they are still in contention for the Europa League spot with the hope that Chelsea falters at the end of the season

- Meanwhile, Alex Iwobi, who was a starter in Yesterday's encounter enjoyed the presence of his uncle, Austin Okocha and his parent at the stands during the game

Former Nigerian captain Austin Okocha was sighted at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, April 22, to support his cousin Alex Iwobi in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over West Ham United.

The Gunners bounced back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United a week ago at the St. James Park to keep tab on Chelsea for the Europa League spot next season.

Although, they have a chance to win the title this season but will need to beat Atletico Madrid later this week in the semifinals of the UEFA second tier competition.

Okocha, while posting the picture said “Today at Emirates with Mr. and Mrs. Iwobi” shortly before the Premier League match day 34 fixture.

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The former midfielder maestro featured Bolton Wanderers between 2002 and 2006, and scored 14 goals in 124 appearances in the space of four seasons.

Two years later, he retired from club football after playing for Qatar FC and Hull City after ending his contract with the Wanderers in 2006.

He broke into the Super Eagles team in 1993, and was a part of the team that won the second African Cup of Nations for Nigeria in Tunisia in 1994.

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The same year Nigeria made her debut at the FIFA World Cup in the United States of America – where they crashed out of the competition in the second round.

Okocha scored 14 goals in 75 matches for the country’s senior national team in over 13 years, while his goal tally at the club level stood at 74 in 454 games.

He scored his most goals at Fenerbache with 30 goals from 62 appearances in the space of two seasons. He was also a part of the team that won gold medal for Nigeria at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

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