Iwobi May Not Represent Nigeria At the Olympics


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The Nigerian starlet had earlier been heavily touted to play for the Nigerian team during the olympics slated to hold in August, but could well find that he cannot go.

Alex Iwobi who broke into the Arsenal team during the season just concluded may find himself unable to leave London Colney come August as Arsene Wenger seems keen to hang on to the forward.

According to coach Samson Siasia who spoke to Goal.com, despite Arsenal’s earlier promise that Iwobi would be allowed to represent his country, the club may be looking to renege on the deal, “I went to Arsenal and I saw Richard Law and he said that we still need to look at [the possibilities of the player going to the Olympics or not],” Siasia said.

“He said that he wants Iwobi to stay with Arsenal because they are having a new team and Alex is getting to play in the team for now.

“He said if he leaves to play for Nigeria at the Olympics how is he going to be a part of the team and maybe someone is going to take his position.

“I said, well we have to meet half way because we are trying to give Alex a platform to show himself in the Olympics and he has to look at it that way too.

“He said we should continue to talk and we would see what we would do.”

It remains to be seen how this plays out, but the player remains confident of representing his country in Brazil.

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