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Iwobi Out Of Arsenal’s Europa League Match, Doubtful For Zambia Clash

Iwobi Out Of Arsenal’s Europa League Match, Doubtful For Zambia Clash

By David Meshioye:                                                                                                                                       Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr may once again be forced to recall one of his standby players after it was revealed that Alex Iwobi is struggling with a muscle strain.

Nigeria face Zambia in a key World Cup qualifier in Uyo on October 7.

Standard Sport reported on Wednesday that Iwobi did not train on Wednesday and did not travel with the Arsenal squad that will face Bate Borisov in Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League tie.

Iwobi was injured and missed Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in early September with Aaron Samuel drafted in to replace the Arsenal star who scored in the reverse fixture in Ndola.

The same injury has returned and Iwobi no faces a race to be fit for next week’s World Cup qualifiers against Zambia in which a win will guarantee the Super Eagles a place in Russia.

Nigeria lead African qualifying Group B with 10 points to Zambia’s seven, while Algeria and Cameroon are out of the race.

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  • Na wa for this injury.i pray that you u never have it again my brother

    • Tgrace 4 years ago

      Arsenal on it own is a injury team advice him to leave that club so that he may be free from those nonsense injuries

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 4 years ago

    My brother sorry oo,it is well:however, it is a sign that Zambia will lose the match by 4 unreplied goals,because due to his absence in Cameroon encounter, Nigeria won by 4 unreplied goals.

  • charles emeka okwu 4 years ago

    I urge rohr to stick with his starting eleven against cameroon. Iwobi, a very smart,skilled and intelligent player but seem not to adapt to the aggressiveness and physicality of african football. The match against zambia is going to be a physical encounter so i think alex won be missed. Ighalo should be flanked by victor moses and simon moses then mikel as a #10

    • Tgrace 4 years ago

      Mikel said“I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers. Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat. We will take them very serious on 7th October because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up.”

  • Quick recovery my brother,by God grace others players will fight the battle without defeat.