Iwobi joins Arsenal’s injury list – But it’s not serious apparently

Arsenal had a bad start to the season injury-wise, with Nacho Monreal coming back from the summer with an injury, and then immediately his two deputies for left-back, Saed Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were also quickly banished to the injury room as well.

Now it has been revealed that Alex Iwobi missed the Cardiff game through injury and has had to pull out of Nigeria’s international match against the Seychelles, but according to his father it won’t affect him returning to the Arsenal squad very quickly.

Speaking exclusively to allnigeriasoccer.com, Iwobi senior said. “Thanks for the concern. Indeed it was sad for Alex that he wasn’t in the squad for the Arsenal match versus Cardiff and had to withdraw from National Team for the match versus Seychelles.”

“He is on the road to recovery and should be back before the game against Newcastle (on 15 September).

“He loves playing for Nigeria and was extremely disappointed.”

Iwobi played an excellent game against Chelsea last month and his goal came second to Henrik Mkhitaryan’s effore in the same match for Goal of the Month, but perhaps he was already out of sorts when he appeared against West Ham. Let’s hope he gets back to the form against Chelsea very soon….



  1. gotanidea says:

    Okay, next thread please

  2. John Ibrahim says:

    next article please

  3. Break-on-through says:

    Was looking at the list for most money spent on signings over the last eight seasons. Some surprises, City top it, Che second and Barca third. Liv are in seventh and they spent more than 300m over us. PSG, UTD, and Juve 4 5 6 with Juve’s and UTD’s spend similar to Liv’s. We only spent roughly 65m more than Eve in the last eight seasons, we’re in 14th place and Eve 15th. We only spent 70m more than Tott over 8 seasons, that’s one top player in today’s market. Roma, Atletico, and both Milan’s have all spent more than us. Its a surprising list, even when you take into account some player sales from certain clubs, its still surprising and I think the spend would still beat Arsenal’s.

    1. Phil says:

      Wow -interesting stats.No coincidence that the biggest spenders win the trophies but But Liverpool have MASSIVELY under achieved.Spuds wastedthe Bale money on mosty rubbish otherwise their spend will be a lot lower and we are where we are.

  4. Phil says:

    Also -don’t you think the replies to this article show how interested Most are concerned about Iwobi?
    Just saying

      1. Phil says:

        You going to the Legends game Sue.I bet you would If the Pony Tailed heartthrob is playing

        1. Sue says:

          I’m gutted Phil, I have to work till 1…. i will watch online when I get home though. Are you going?

          1. Phil says:

            No Sue-I tend to give these games a miss as I travel to enough games so nice to get some R&R ( in other words take advantage of no game and spend the weekend on the golf course )
            Have you got yourself tickets for any matches coming up?

          2. Sue says:

            Well I don’t blame you! Bet you’re pretty darn good at it too!
            Not as yet… I work every other weekend so can be a bit tricky. I’m aiming for the Wolves & Spuds games though. No doubt you’ll hear all about it on here when I do get some ?

  5. Grandad says:

    Good news.Iwobi gives 100% each game he plays for Arsenal.He has the attributes to become a very good midfielder, including energy and pace but he needs to work on his decision making and composure in the final third of the pitch.Hopefully under Emery he will improve in these areas.Like Ozil he gets slagged off on a regular basis by “fans” on this site when the real cause of the sad decline of Arsenal lies in the poor quality of the defenders on our books.

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