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Iwobi to start for Arsenal in cup clash

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi is in line to start for Arsenal in Tuesday's FA Cup tie against Hull City

07/03/2016

/ by Biyi Akangbe

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi is in line to start for Arsenal in Tuesday's FA Cup tie against Hull City.

Arsene Wenger has included the 19-year-old Iwobi in the match day squad and he could now make his fifth start for The Gunners this season.

The Arsenal manager has rated the Nigeria star very highly.

“He’s a creative player who has a high work rate and team spirit," he remarked.

“Overall he’s a player who develops very well.

"He has a big passion for the game.

“He can score, he can play on the flanks or through the middle.”

Iwobi, boasts 10 appearances in his debut season for Arsenal, starting four times.

Three of those starts have come in the FA Cup, a competition Arsenal have won for the last two seasons, where he has been fielded in an attacking midfield role.

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