Iwobi, Akpom In Arsenal Squad For Vikings, Man City Friendlies

Iwobi, Akpom In Arsenal Squad For Vikings, Man City Friendlies

By James Agberebi:



Nigerian duo, Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom, were included in Arsenal's 25-man squad to Scandinavia in continuation of their pre-season friendly games ahead of the 2016/2016 English Premier League season which kicks off in two weeks' time.


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Arsenal will face Vikings on Friday in Norway before rounding off their trip in Scandinavia with a game against Manchester City in Swedenon Sunday.


Both Iwobi and Akpom have featured in Arsenal's last three friendly games against Lens, MLS All-Stars and Chivas Guadalajara, with Akpom scoring two goals so far.


Also included in the squad are Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey who were given time to recover from their international exertions and could make their first pre-season appearances against Viking or Manchester City.


Other players who made the squad include Petr Cech, David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and new signings Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka.


Jack Wilshere drops out of the squad after picking up a knee injury while Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny return to training next week.




Arsenal's 25-man Squad For Scandinavia Tour:


Petr Cech

David Ospina

Damian Martinez

Matheu Debuchy

Nacho Monreal

Rob Holding

Hector Bellerin

Callum Chambers

Gabriel Paulista

Kieran Gibbs

Francis Coquelin

Krystian Bielik

Mohammed Elneny

Aaron Ramsey

Alex Iwobi

Granit Xhaka

Santi Cazorla

Gedion Zelalem

Jeff Reine-Adelaide

Theo Walcott

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Chris Willock

Alexis Sanchez

Joel Campbell

Chuba Akpom

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