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Arsenal youngster would reject move to Barcelona 0

Posted on November 12, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s young winger Alex Iwobi would reject a move to Barcelona, according to his father Chuba. The 20-year-old has been a first-team regular for the Gunners this season and looks to have bright future with the team from north London.

Iwobi has missed just two Premier League games and both of those were through injury. The youngster has now also established himself in the Nigeria team, having made his debut last season for the Super Eagles.

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Arsenal-target Samuel Chukwueze turns down move to the Emirates to join FC Porto 1

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze is set to sign for Portuguese giants FC Porto this summer after snubbing interest from Arsenal. The youngster looked set to follow Kelechi Nwakali through the Arsenal door, but has had a change of heart and could be confirmed a Porto player in the coming days.

“Chukwueze is going to FC Porto not Monaco. They are waiting for him to sign the papers but he couldn’t travel because he is with the Flying Eagles. We don’t know the length of contract he will sign until we get to Portugal,” said the Diamond Football Academy president Martin Agupo. Nwakali recently signed a five-year deal with Arsenal, and U17 World Cup winner Chukwueze was supposed to join himat the Emirates Stadium.

Alex Iwobi has no regrets picking Nigeria over England 0

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi revealed he has no regrets choosing Nigeria over England when making the decision about his international future, insisting that he’s happier than ever to be playing for the African giants. Iwobi picked Nigeria to represent as he was born in Lagos, but he’s represented England at youth level and most recently broke into the first-team late this season, so there was half a chance of him being looked at by the Three Lions.

Alex Iwobi to play for the country of his birth 0

Posted on March 21, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal’s rising young star Alex Iwobi is set to commit his international future to Nigeria, despite England hoping to secure his services. Iwobi has impressed for the Gunners in recent games, scoring in the 2-0 win at Everton and being named man of the match.

The 19-year-old has represented England at junior level, but was born in Nigeria and has played in friendly games for the African country. Iwobi has been called up for the Super Eagles squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt this week.

Chelsea transfer target confesses love for Arsenal 0

Posted on November 17, 2015 by David Nugent

Reported Chelsea transfer target Kelechi Nwakali has revealed that his favourite English team is in fact Arsenal and not the Blues.

The youngster has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and also Manchester City, where his brother Chidiebere currently plies his trade. He has had a trial at City already and could join his brother in the Citizens academy.

However, it seems that City face opposition for the youngster’s signature, after he told Nigerian media: ‘I would love to play for Arsenal,’

‘They are their Premier League club I will like to play for them because they play the best football in the world.’

Godfrey Oboabona Turns Down a Trial at Arsenal 4

Posted on July 31, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Defender Godfrey Oboabona has rejected the chance to join Arsenal – after manager Arsene Wenger invited the player for a trial with the Premier League side.

‘Arsenal’s management tell me to come for a trial when I won the African Nations Cup. I think I should be above such requests. It is high time some of these clubs started respecting Nigeria.’

The 22-year old versatile centre-back currently plays for Nigerian league side Sunshine Stars. He featured in this summer’s Confederations Cup, making three appearances.

Nigeria National Stadium to have pitch replaced to protect Arsenal players 8

Posted on May 17, 2012 by admin

Arsenal are set to have a pre-season tour of Africa incuding a game at the Nigerian National Stadium in Abuja, but after an inspection of the pitch it has been decided to completely renovate the playing area so as not to risk injury to the visiting Arsenal players.

It seems that prior to the inspection, the pitch at Abuja hadn’t been watered for four years, and it has been officially declared dead. A spokesman for the organizers said: “After reviewing the recommendations of our grounds men, we have resolved to change the pitch of the Abuja National Stadium,”

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