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EPL: He was my idol – Iwobi speaks on breaking Obi Mikel’s record

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EPL: He was my idol – Iwobi speaks on breaking Obi Mikel’s record

Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi has spoken on breaking the record set by Chelsea legend, Mikel Obi.

He broke Mikel’s record for most minutes played by a Nigerian player in Premier League history.

Iwobi broke the record when he featured in Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on matchday 32 of last season.

Playing the minutes of that particular game took his number of minutes played in the English top-flight to 16,289 minutes, surpassing Mikel’s minutes while playing for Chelsea.

After making his debut for Arsenal in the 2015-16 season for Arsenal, the 28-year-old has gone on to feature prominently for the Gunners, Everton and now Fulham in the English top-flight.

“That’s [breaking Mikel’s record] crazy, but I’m not trying to stop. I’m trying to increase that, keep going, and whoever is going to come for that title has got to put in hard work.

That’s a big achievement because John Obi Mikel is a legend in the game. The fact that I’ve played with him makes me feel old. He was actually my idol at one point. He’s a legend,” Iwobi said.

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