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Prediction: Nigeria v Argentina 0

Posted on June 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Argentina win

Best odds: 11/20

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, the complicated Group D of the World Cup reaches matchday three, as Nigeria and Argentina go head-to-head Saint Petersburg. A draw could be enough to see the African side make the knockout stages, while nothing but a win will see the South American giants make the last 16.

Nigeria

Following an opening game 2-0 defeat against group leaders Croatia, Nigeria recorded a 2-0 win over Iceland in their last outing to put their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages back in their hands.

Prediction: Nigeria vs Iceland 0

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

The variety act that is the World Cup often throws up a handful of surprises, and when it comes to Group D, we’ve already seen our fair share. It was considered to be the Group of Death from the word go and it’s lived up to that reputation thus far, with four more games scheduled to come that will shape the immediate future of all four nations. In this encounter, Nigeria will take on Iceland, in a battle between the two teams who were considered to be the underdogs behind Argentina and Croatia at the start of the tournament.

Prediction Argentina v Croatia 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 12/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Thursday night, Argentina and Croatia clash in a potentially crucial clash in Group D of the World Cup. A win for either side could be pivotal in deciding who makes the knockout stages of the group.

Both sides head into this clash unbeaten in five World Cup games, including qualifiers, so this could be a tight encounter.

Argentina

Argentina headed into World Cup 2018 with a number of concerns surrounding their team. Many of those concerns were confirmed in their opening match, as La Albiceleste drew 1-1 with Iceland after Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved.

Prediction: Croatia vs Nigeria 1

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Croatia win

Best odds: 3/4

Bookmaker: Coral

Croatia and Nigeria open their World Cup campaigns against each other. The game should be an interesting clash of European and African football, though a lot of Nigerians also play in Europe. The two teams play in group D of the tournament, which also contains one of the title favourites Argentina and Iceland, one of the nicest surprises of Euro 2016.

The strength of the group’s remaining two teams will certainly represent strong motivation for both sides, and the fact that both Croatia and Nigeria like to play attacking football is also promising.

Iwobi excited about working with Emery 1

Posted on June 03, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a report in the Evening Standard, Alex Iwobi is excited about working with the newly appointed manager Unai Emery.

The sudden departure of Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge came as a bit of a shock for the young Nigerian. The Frenchman represented a huge figure in his development. Iwobi has been with Arsenal since he was six, and to play for the Gunners’ first team now is a life-dream come true.

Now, with Wenger gone and Emery about to take charge, the attacker is keen to see what working with the Spaniard will be like.

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.

Would reject Barcelona

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.’



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