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Alex Iwobi celebrated turning 22 on Thursday with a throwback Instagram photo Photo showed Iwobi as a child during his time playing with the Arsenal academy  Iwobi began training with club at the age of six and made his debut aged 2015 Arsenal face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final 

By Robert Cottingham For Mailonline

Published: 11:15 BST, 3 May 2018 | Updated: 11:16 BST, 3 May 2018

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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

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

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