Friday 21 October 2016

Arsenal star reveals how an Aiden McGeady trick from FIFA helped him hone his attacking talent

Harry Clarke

Published 14/10/2016 | 16:24

Football fans all over the world spend hours every day playing FIFA on games consoles, but one Premier League star has admitted that the video game helped him become an even better player.

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Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi has recently broken into the first team under Arsene Wenger, and he has told the New York times about how he was influenced by both the game, and a computerised version of an Irish midfielder.

Iwobi revealed that he would practice a specific Aiden McGeady turn that featured prominently in the game, dedication that has made the Nigerian one of the Premier League's most promising young players.

“He had one turn that I would go out into the garden and practice,” Iwobi told New York Times journalist Rory Smith.

Smith's description of McGeady as a 'less remarkable winger' might not be that far off, but there is no denying that this is an amazing turn.


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