It was revealed by the Nigeria coach Samson Siasia that Arsenal’s newest Academy graduate, Alex Iwobi, had been rushed to hospital with food poisoning after eating a dodgy salad since his arrival in Abuja, but it would appear that the 19 year-old has made a full and rapid recovery.
Yesterday the Nigerian Football Federation issued a new statement which simply read: “He is back in training. He will play against Egypt.”, which means there has been a very fast response to the treatment from the young Gunner.
Iwobi still has two more days before the first African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Mohamed Elneny’s Egypt side, so with both of our newest stars on the pitch it could be an interesting game for us Gooners to watch.
Once that game is over it will mean that both Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson will be left disappointed as Iwobi will be immediately disqualified from playing for England in the future, and Wenger will be annoyed that he will lose Iwobi to the African Nations Cup every two years, and also Elneny will be there for every competition as well, considering that Egypt have won the trophy more times than any other country, although they have not reached the last three finals-
Egypt is currently top in Group G with six points, while Nigeria is in the second place with four points, so this double header on Friday and Tuesday will be crucial to the qualifiers from the Group.
Let us hop that they both play well and return home injury free….