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Arsenal star Alex Iwobi takes the night off as he enjoys gig with model girlfriend Clarisse Juliette

Alex Iwobi may be going plenty of places this season after becoming a regular in the Arsenal team, but the winger would have been standing completely still as he attended a Rae Sremmurd gig on Wednesday night. The band famed for kicking off the Mannequin Challenge global phenomenon counted the Nigeria international and his model girlfriend Clarisse Juliette among their fans as they played to a sold-out O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Juliette, who is quickly becoming one of the more famous WAGs at Arsenal, posted a picture of the pair on her Instagram account showing Iwobi giving her an adoring gaze as their young love continues to flourish.

ut his relationship is not the only thing flourishing at this moment in time as the 20-year-old has experienced a rapid rise since making his Premier League debut against Swansea in October 2015. He has become a mainstay in the Nigeria national squad, but, luckily for Arsenal, was not obliged to compete in the African Cup of Nations because the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the tournament they won just four years ago. ‘He is more and more comfortable in the team,’ Wenger told the club’s official channel after the game. ‘But I think Alex Iwobi, above all his talent, is a guy who has a fantastic team attitude. He is gaining in confidence as well.  ‘You could see overall that he develops very well. If he keeps that kind of spirit he has at the moment, he can go much higher up. That’s my wish.’

Henry who works as pundit for Sky Sports believes Wenger is right when he said Arsenal are in no need for a player like Payet at the moment, citing Iwobi as one player who could play at same level like Payet if given time. ” I don’t think Arsenal need a player like Payet at the moment. They have Iwobi who could be like Payet in few years time, he has been good for Arsenal playing through the middle”, Henry said on Sky Sports.

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