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Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed that he told Alex Iwobi that he 'made the difference' during his cameo role against Watford on Saturday - and is also tipping the midfielder for a bright future with the club. 

A 60th minute substitute at the Emirates over the weekend, Iwobi was the catalyst for an upturn in fortunes for the Gunners, providing the cross for Craig Cathcart's own goal and also playing a role in the build-up to Mesut Ozil's second.

And club icon Pires says he was so impressed with the Nigeria international's display that he spoke to him after the match to praise his impact.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires (left) has praised the influence of Alex Iwobi this season

Pires has revealed he spoke to Iwobi (pictured) after the Nigerian's cameo against Watford

Arsenal legend Robert Pires (left) has praised the influence of Alex Iwobi (right) this season

Iwobi, a 60th minute, substitute, proved to be the catalyst for Unai Emery's side on Saturday

Iwobi, a 60th minute, substitute, proved to be the catalyst for Unai Emery's side on Saturday

IWOBI'S 2018-19 SEASON SO FAR

Appearances: 6

Starts: 4 

Goals: 1

Assists: 2 

'I know just one thing, I told him after the game he made the difference,' Pires told Standard Sport. 'He's a great

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