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Arsene Wenger talks on England losing Iwobi to Nigeria

01/02/2016

/ by Biyi Akangbe


Wenger blames England for losing Alex Iwobi to Nigeria
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed the English FA for losing potential star in Alex Iwobi to play for Nigeria in international football.

Iwobi had a spectacular performance as he helped the Gunners beat Burnley 2 – 1 to move Arsenal to the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday January 30, as he was directly involved in both goals.

“Alex Iwobi is one you (England) can miss because he plays for Nigeria now. He should play for England,” Wenger told the Mirror.

“I remember I turned him down to go to an under-23 friendly tournament and then Nigeria called him up for the first team to force him to go,

“Because you cannot turn down the first team. It’s a massive football country, 180 million people, a big history. Okocha is a top legend there and so is (former Arsenal striker Nwankwo) Kanu.”

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