Nigeria Plot To Snatch Iwobi From England

Nigeria Plot To Snatch Iwobi From England

James Agberebi:

England and Nigeria are involved in a tug of war over Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi.

According to, the 18-year-old who is Nigeria legend, Jay-Jay Okocha’s nephew – has been invited to attend a team’s get-together by the Nigerian FA.

Iwobi, who captain’s Arsenal’s Under-21 side, is highly rated at the Emirates Stadium and has already signed professional terms.

The teenager, who was born in Lagos, has represented England at U16, U17 and U18 levels, but Nigeria want to snatch the forward from under the English FA’s noses.

Iwobi is close to making his first team breakthrough at the Emirates Stadium. He featured on the bench for Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Galatasaray in December.

The youngster, who can play on either wing, scored eight times in 35 appearances for Arsenal’s various youth sides last season.