Great things expected from Arsenal star this weekend

Before last season there were very few people outside of Arsenal circles that had heard of Alex Iwobi, but after breaking into the Gunners first team towards the end of last season, he is now practically an automatic selection for Arsene Wenger.

Now he has cemented a place in the Nigeria team as well, and having scored twice in the Super Eagles warm up game in midweek, the Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, is expecting him to repeat the feat when his team faces Zambia on Sunday. “I count a lot on him to help us to win the game,” Rohr said.

“He was not in the last time against Tanzania because he was injured. He a good player and I hope he is fully integrated for our first big match in Ndola.

“We must have a good attack, play as a team and have players who can score. That was the problem in Uyo where we did not score enough – we had 27 shots at goal and only got one goal. It was a problem.”

Although they only scored once Nigeria did win 1-0 against Tanzania and now are hoping to having to have a much better scoreline in this World Cup Qualifier on Sunday. I am sure if Iwobi continues in his excellent form he can help secure the points for his country.

Come on Alex!



  1. It’s not good for club and country to rely heavily on a player of this age. You see all sorts of injury problems later in life when you push a youngster each and every week. This is why Arsene takes him off for most games if not every game, I wonder if Nigeria will do the same. It would be a great pity to saddle Iwobi with plagues of injury.

    1. expectation isn’t reliance… Arsenal players they xpect even more from like alexis,Ozil,Santi,walcott etc and in Nigeria they have other quality players like Iheanacho,Ighalo,Musa,Moses,Mikel

  2. Huge fan of Iwobi, and for me, he has great potential. He’s miles ahead of the likes of Walcott, and the Ox at the same age, so I have genuine hope he won’t end up like those two. I love the way he plays, and I really feel he fits into the system perfectly. Iwobi needs to improve on his defensive duties for sure, but other than that, so far, so good!

    1. there are basically 2 reasons I feel he wnt end up like them, 1st is that he chose to play for Nigeria so the whole British hype on her players wnt happen to Iwobi.
      2nd, he is very humble.

  3. Walcott claims that he has given Arsenal’s secret away to his England team mates! ? … What an asshole! ?

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