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Wenger: Iwobi Hurt His Hamstring In Arsenal Defeat Vs Man United

Wenger: Iwobi Hurt His Hamstring In Arsenal Defeat Vs Man United

By Adeboye Amosu:                                Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi picked up a harmstring injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United in their English Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Iwobi played the entire 90 minutes in the number 10 role for the Gunners in the game.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the 21-year-old’s injury during his post-match conference.

“I took off Mkhitaryan because he had a little knock on his knee again, on the same knee – we could see that just looking at him in the dressing room,” the Frenchman stated.

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“Ospina has a rib problem and Alex Iwobi has a hamstring problem, so we’ll see how well everyone recovers. Thursday will come very quickly.

” Definitely? At the moment, no, but we’ll have to monitor them over the next 48 hours. We’ll know more on Tuesday.”

Iwobi has played 23 league games for Arsenal this season and scored twice.

His injury will be a big blow for Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr with midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also picking a knock in Leicester City’s 5-0 drubbing by Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 3 years ago

    Wow, what is going on. What we gonna do now.

    • Don’t worry Bros. They will all make it to world cup. In fact, this will give them a little time to rest. They need that break, though they are injured but it will help. Just pray for their speedy recovery.

  • Bomboy 3 years ago

    Iwobi injured. So is Ndidi and Balogun. Even if they recover before the world cup, will they be match fit? God help us please.

  • DiutoNwachukwu 3 years ago

    what A Disaster!!!!!! pls They Should Be more cautious this time around… wishing All Of Them A Rapid Recovery

  • Samuel victor 3 years ago

    balogun is irreplaceable,cos he and ekong have a better understanding when he is not playing ekong struggles iwobi and ndidi have capable replacement

  • ako amadi 3 years ago

    Every team going to a World Cup must have injury problems. That’s why FIFA stipulates 35 players to be named in May, and 23 in June. The bench must be very good, and no player is a so-called “back-up” or “reserve” for another player. This is a reason we must leave Gernot Rohr to do his job, and not start suggesting the sentimental inclusions of “home-based.” Some replacements at a World Cup have surprised everybody. I remember in 1962 at the World Cup in Chile, the best player in the world at that time, Pele was injured. A certain Amarildo stepped in, and Brazil still won the trophy

  • What is the development on Ndidi. I mean the extent of the injury.

  • Darny Arts Anthony 3 years ago

    Oh God!
    Balogun, Ndidi and Iwobi injured.