Since his unprecedented star to stardom at Arsenal, Alex Iwobi has won the heart of the fans and he has been in the spotlight.
Alex Iwobi has revealed his Arsenal first team initiation ceremony went so badly that he was left singing ‘Happy Birthday’ after forgetting the words to his chosen songs.
Since returning from a thigh injury, Iwobi has started Arsenal’s last three Premier League games – all victories – and fans have taken a liking to the 20-year-old.
Asked about his own initiation, Iwobi reflected on the horror of failing the task at hand when called up for a match at the Hawthorns last season.
“Oh my word. I had to do it twice because the first one was very, very bad,” he recalled. “It was against West Brom away. And I froze, absolutely froze.
“I tried three songs and I forgot them completely. So I ended up singing Happy Birthday to Arsenal on that day, which was so embarrassing.”
Iwobi also touched on the extreme measures he’s had to take to shake off Arsenal’s more avid autograph hunting supporters.
On the crazy attention from fans, he remarked: “Especially after a game, I’m trying to go home and I see fans almost breaking my car just to grab a picture. It’s just crazy.