Arsenal sweating on Iwobi fitness after hospital dash

Arsenal were already facing a potentially big problem with our forward line when the Premier League kicks off again after the current international break and that problem could now be even bigger as the new Arsenal star Alex Iwobi was rushed to hospital in Nigeria.

According to a Metro report the reason for this was food poisoning caused by something he ate while on international duty with the Nigeria team. The report does not say just how serious it is or how long it might be until he is fit enough to play again but Arsenal fans everywhere will be crossing their fingers.

With the Gunners set to face Watford next Saturday and with Costa Rica and Chile playing World Cup qualifying matches less than three days before that, the chances of Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell being ready to play after a long haul flight back to England are pretty slim.

So we were already down to the bare bones when it comes to striker options and after his great performances against Barcelon and Everton, the 19-year old Arsenal academy star was sure to be a starter against the Hornets. Will this bad luck with injury and illness problems ever end?


  1. We still have Giroud, Welbeck and Walcott, hopefully they all come back fit with good performances for their national teams….if anyone needs a confidence shot right now its Giroud and Walcott!!!

    1. Giroud and Walcott are no good to this time right now. They scored two each vs Hull and still don’t play good.

        1. Nah it would be unreasonable to sell Ox because he is only 22, has the potential to be great and a long way to go. Walcott however just turned 27 and i feel like he already gave us his best years as there seems to be no improvement in his game.
          Giroud is kind of tough because he can score, assist and link up well with players but suffers from inconsistency. He would be a good back up and provides something different upfront.

          If somebody really has to leave among those three it should be Walcott and/or Giroud especially because of their age.

  2. cant lose the kid at this point in the season. hes hungry and direct -ideal

    ot…whats the going rate for theo walcott….?

  3. I think iwobi, welbeck Campbell and Eleney may be more important for our remaining matches than Walcott, Giroud and Ramsey

    Walcott and Giroud have been very disappointing this season
    In January I actually predicted Giroud getting 25 pl goals
    He has got 20 total goals which is decent but he should be a supersub like Remy, Bony, Kone,

    Starting strikers pl goals
    Giroud 12 goals out of 29 (41%) matches and keep in mind he has the assist leader on his team.
    Aguero 16 out of 21 (76%)
    Vardy 19 out of 29 (65%)
    Kane 21 out of 31 (68%)
    Lukaku 18 out of 28 (64%)

    I have nothing against him. He is a hard worker but Ozil deserves better than Giroud and Walcott. Imagine the above players playing with ozil and Alexis

  4. Come on Cazorla. Surely the Hull FA cup final was your best performance of your Arsenal career, no? 🙂

  5. It seems that we have sacrificed Alexis a lot to Chile this season, which has undoubtedly had an impact on his form, and we are arguably we are in greater need of his services ATM.

    Given that Arsenal pay his wages, and seeing the recent Chris Coleman interview, where he was so grateful to Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, and agreeing with Madrid not to use him in the internationals this time around, we could do with a similar level of understanding from Chile, as I think that Bale is just as enthusiastic to play for Wales, as Alexis is for Chile.

    1. You can’t compare the Bale and Sanchez situations.

      Wales games are meaningless friendlies, whereas the Chile games are World Cup qualifiers, I’d be disappointed if he didn’t want to play for his country.

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