Nigeria Legend Jay Jay Okocha Reveals Why He Will Be Backing Arsenal Against Manchester City

Kavan Flavius

​Arsenal will have a famous supporter in the works when they take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side in the FA Cup sem-final at Wembley on Sunday.

Former Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha has revealed that he will be cheering for the Gunners when they attempt to defy recent form and put the Sky Blues to the sword.

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Of course, it is a rather personal affair for the ex-Bolton and Paris Saint-Germain dazzler. His nephew Alex Iwobi will be participating in the expected thriller, and uncle Jay expects a tough encounter.

“It is going to be a tough one because Pep Guardiola is trying to meet up to expectations in England and of course Arsene Wenger is also under pressure to save his season," he said, via the ​Mirror.

“That will make it a good game for the neutral, but I am not neutral and I hope that Arsenal will win because I am supporting my nephew. My money is on Arsenal."


Okocha is extremely proud of his nephew, whom he considers more of a son than a nephew.

“Alex and I speak a lot and he is not just my nephew, but like a son to me. Alex has always shown signs of becoming a great player, but his development has been really quick compared to some of the young players in his youth team. He is not only a good player, but he has capitalised on his opportunities that he has been given more than others around him.”

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter @KavanFlavius.

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