Premier League Team News: Iwobi,Ighalo &Emenike Start; Iheanacho,Moses&Anichebe Benched
Published: April 02, 2016
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi is poised to make his second start in the Premier League, with manager Arsene Wenger naming him in the starting XI to face Watford at the Emirates.Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo, who found the net the last time both teams met, has also been included in the starting line-up, while teamma...
Coquelin Reveals Iwobi Has Been Encouraged By Other First-Teamers At Arsenal
Published: April 02, 2016
Francis Coquelin has been discussing Alex Iwobi’s transition from the Academy Team of Arsenal to the first team squad.The French midfielder has opined that the Nigeria international can make an impact for the Gunners as he has been well received by other first-teamers and the friendly atmosphere in the dressing r...
U21 Premier League Wrap : Eyoma Comes Off The Bench For Arsenal; Man City Defender Adarabioyo Missing
Published: April 02, 2016
Aaron Eyoma came off the bench for Arsenal U21s as they were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Blackburn Rovers in the Under 21 Premier League Division Two on Friday.With the hosts 1-0 up, thanks to Lavelle’s first-half strike, the 18-year-old defender was introduced 13 minutes from time for his second appearance in the U21...
Victor Moses Looking Forward To Locking Horns With Crystal Palace
Published: April 01, 2016
Victor Moses is looking forward to locking horns with his former club Crystal Palace when they visit West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday. The Nigeria international spent his formative years as a footballer with the academy team of Crystal Palace before he was promoted to their first team at the age of 16.Moses h...
Coquelin Believes Alex Iwobi Will Motivate The Young Stars At Arsenal
Published: April 01, 2016
Francis Coquelin believes Alex Iwobi’s progress at Arsenal this season will motivate up-and-coming talents at the club that they have a chance of breaking into the first team if they work hard in training.The Nigeria international netted his first Premier League goal against Everton before the international break...
Gabriel Agbonlahor Suspended By Aston Villa, Will Not Face Chelsea
Published: April 01, 2016
Gabriel Agbonlahor will not feature against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, Aston Villa have announced via official sources.Aston Villa have tweeted that the former England international, who has Nigerian descent, has been suspended and an internal investigation is currently underway.The West Midla...
Golden Eaglets Skipper Nwakali To Undergo Pre-Season Training At Arsenal
Published: March 31, 2016
Nigeria U17 international Kelechi Nwakali has been lined up to train with Arsenal ahead of the start of the 2016-2017 season.The central midfielder has been in London for the past two weeks, specifically March 16, to put the finishing touches on the five-year contract he has agreed with the Emirates outfit.Arsenal will...
Iwobi Jets Into London After International Duty With Super Eagles
Published: March 30, 2016
Alex Iwobi has jetted into London, United Kingdom to rejoin Arsenal after international duty with the Nigerian national team.Though things did not go as planned for Nigeria against Egypt in the last one week or so, but the Hale End Academy product was delighted to make his competitive debut for the three-time African c...
Iwobi Beaten To Arsenal Goal Of The Month Award By Egypt Star Elneny
Published: March 29, 2016
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi came fifth in the Arsenal Goal of the Month poll for March.The 19-year-old was among eight players in the first - team in the running for the award but lost out to Pharaohs midfield Elneny when the result of the voting was announced by the official website of the Gunners on Tuesday.Alex...
Alli Reacts To Miss Vs Germany;Akpom&Iorfa Admit Switzerland Game Was Tough
Published: March 27, 2016
Players of Nigerian descent who were in action for the England teams on Saturday have shared their reactions on social media after experiencing mixed fortunes.Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli shone for the England senior team at the Olympiastadion Berlin and acknowledged that he would have netted the game-winner ...
Alli Comes Of Age For England In 3-2 Win Over Germany; Barkley Comes Off Bench
Published: March 26, 2016
Dele Alli and Ross Barkley featured as England came from behind to beat Germany 3-2 at Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday night in a high-profile international friendly.Tottenham Hotspur star Alli had a couple of opportunities to add to his solitary strike for the Three Lions, the first coming in the 17th minute when he...
Manager Hodgson Compares Dele Alli To England Legend Bryan Robson
Published: March 26, 2016
England boss Roy Hodgson has compared Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder of Nigerian descent Dele Alli to Three Lions legend Bryan Robson despite his young age.Alli will make his fifth appearance for the senior team of England on Saturday night against Germany at the Olympiastadion Berlin, with the manager revealing ...
Iwobi Nominated For Arsenal Goal Of The Month, Player Of The Month Awards
Published: March 24, 2016
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi is one of the nominees for Arsenal Goal of the Month award for March 2016.The Gunners revealed the nominees via their official webpage on Thursday, with strikes from Joel Campbel, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez,Theo Walcott,Welbeck,Elneny and Giroud all in the running for the award.Iwobi...
Iwobi Says Playing With Arsenal Stars Ozil, Alexis Has Made Him A Better Footballer
Published: March 23, 2016
Nigeria national-teamer Alex Iwobi is delighted with the progress he has made at Arsenal and admitted that he thought he was going to be farmed out on loan before the start of the 2015-16 season.The attacking midfielder has declared that playing with the stars in the Gunners ranks such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ...
Alhaji Gero Hoping To Learn Something New Today From Everton
Published: March 23, 2016
Former Flying Eagles striker Alhaji Gero has arrived in Liverpool with the östersunds FK squad ahead of Wednesday afternoon’s friendly against English Premier League side Everton.Ahead of the start of the new season on Saturday April 2, Gero has posited that the test game will prepare the team adequately bef...