Alex Iwobi has been called up for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.
Iwobi has been called up for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon at the beginning of September.
The first clash takes place on 1 September at Uyo before the return fixture at Yaounde three days later.
If Iwobi gets a start for Nigeria, it looks as if he could end up making more for his country this season than for Arsenal.
The 21-year-old has featured 11 times for his country and scored once.
So far this season, he’s made one appearance for Arsenal against Stoke and not made a single start.
Last season he made 18 starts out of 26 Premier League appearances.
Nigeria’s 23-man squad [via BBC]:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)
Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz, Germany); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes, France); Ola Aina (Hull City, England)
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor, Turkey)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Standby: Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht, Belgium); Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea, England); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United); Stephen Eze (FC IfeanyiUbah)