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Arsenal star Alex Iwobi answered students’ questions at Rickmansworth School. Find out who Alex feels is the best attacking midfielder in the world today:

You are making a great name for yourself as an attacking midfielder for Arsenal, who do you think is currently the best attacking midfielder in the world?

I’m going to say (Mesut) Ozil.

Who is the most difficult player you have played against?

For me, it is going to be (Serge) Aurier from PSG. I was told to defend and attack in that game and he made it very difficult for me to do either.

Who are your best friends in football?

I’m still young so I still chill with the younger lads so people like Chuba Akpom but someone who is established in the starting 11 would be Danny Welbeck.

Who is the most skilful player currently playing for Arsenal?

I wouldn’t say me, I would probably say between (Mesut) Ozil and (Alexis) Sanchez.

Which Arsenal player would win a 100m race?

I always thought it would be Theo Walcott but the stats say Hector Bellerin so I can only go with the stats.

It is well known that you enjoy playing PlayStation and FIFA 17. Is there anyone at Arsenal that could beat you at FIFA 17?

At the moment I would say Kieron Gibbs.

Arsene Wenger reached 20 years as Arsenal manager in August, what is he like to play for as a manager?

He is a very patient manager, doesn’t complain or shout and as a youngster coming into the Arsenal first team it helps me a lot to know he is always there to help. If you make a mistake he will say don’t worry and carry on. Playing under his management has definitely helped me to get where I am today.

Which Arsenal signing from the summer has impressed you most?

I would say (Shkodran) Mustafi, he is a great defender and the fact he is only 24. When he told me he was 24 I couldn’t believe it as he plays like an experienced player. 

What is your greatest memory so far in an Arsenal shirt?

Definitely playing against Barcelona, I didn’t expect to start and then suddenly you are stood next to Neymar, (Lionel) Messi and (Luis) Suarez, it was crazy.

Arsenal are riding high in the Champions League and Premier League as well as being through to the QF of the EFL Cup, is there a real feel good factor around the club this season? 

Everyone is buzzing in the changing room and on the training ground. Although there is a bit of competition to make it into the starting 11 everyone is enjoying it. 

You made your debut for Nigeria in October of 2015. What is the best thing about playing for Nigeria?

It’s very different to playing in England, the fans are different. It’s nice playing for Nigeria, it’s great to represent the country my family are from. I am just very proud, very proud.