Arrived Safely In Abuja✌🏽️🇳🇬— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) March 20, 2016
Arsenal's Alex Lwobi is in Nigeria. England cannot believe it.
If he plays a full international this weekend, it will mean that Iwobi who was born in Lagos and has recently been the subject of an international tug-of-war between England and Nigeria, will have settled the issue in favour of the African giants
Chances of Alex Iwobi changing his mind & playing for England?? Zero. He's in Nigeria ready to play for Nigeria. https://t.co/aTYqhjANMj— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) March 21, 2016
He gained caps for England's Under-16, 17 and 18 teams and played as a substitute in a 2–0 friendly defeat to DR Congo.
He is a nephew of former Super Eagles captain Jay Jay Okocha, has played a friendly match, but will not be officially tied to Nigeria until he plays in a competitive game.
Nigeria take on Egypt twice in four crucial days in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers starting Friday.
Early this year, Wenger had said: “I have a hesitation about loaning him because I think this guy could very quickly play.”
“It’s the first season he trains with the top team and I think it would help him a lot to see the quality of the players around him. He can play on the left, on the right, behind the striker, even No9. He scores goals in training. He’s one who, when he was a kid, could pass you by if you don’t watch well in training but I personally like his game.”