Why Iwobi opted for Nigeria- Wenger


Arsene Wenger in an interview with Arsenal website said that he is not surprised that Alex iwobi chose to represent Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The nephew of iconic former No 10, Jay-Jay Okocha, our midfielder scored the goal that took the Super Eagles to next summer’s World Cup when he netted the winner against Zambia in Uyo last month.

“He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “Today he looks very happy with Nigeria. When I speak to him, he’s had very positive experiences.

“He brings his quality to Nigeria – he’s absolutely a creative player going forward. He’s very strong in small spaces and he’s starting to score goals as well.

“For a while it was open between England and Nigeria, and England didn’t really push for Alex during that period. Nigeria were more willing to have him. I’ve seen many times that sons of parents from Nigeria want to go back to their parents’ country.”

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