By Robert Cottingham For Mailonline
Published: 11:15 BST, 3 May 2018 | Updated: 11:16 BST, 3 May 2018
Alex Iwobi celebrated turning 22 on Wednesday with a throwback photo showing how far he's come since he joined the Arsenal youth system 16 years ago.
Iwobi began training with the Gunners at the age of six, progressing through the age groups before making his first-team debut in the League Cup back in October 2015.
And the Nigerian took to Instagram to put his progress into some perspective with an image of himself posing in an Arsenal shirt, from the 2002-03 season.
Alex Iwobi posted this photo of himself as a youngster on Instagram to celebrate turning 22
The young Iwobi wears a cheeky grin while perched on a ball during his time in the Arsenal academy where he was almost