Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger don come out to yarn why young midfielder, Alex Iwobi chose to represent we country Nigeria at senior level instead of England.
Wenger reveal say England dey reluctant to push for Iwobi base on influence say e decide to play for Nigeria.
Iwobi, wey get him first cap for Naija for October 2015, don feature the Three Lion’s youth sides.
Iwobi wey don gree to join the Super Eagles’ white and Green – Wenger talk say e dey easy for am pass England say na soft approach.
Wenger talk give Arsenal Player,
He had the potential to play for England and for Nigeria.
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.”
Iwobi netted the goal that sealed Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the World Cup against Zambia last month.
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