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Arsenal coach hired by Ghana for AFCON

Ghana have included Simon Copely, Arsenal's u14 head coach, as part of their technical team for this summer's AFCON.
Nigeria's firward Alex Iwobi (R) fights for the ball with Seychelles' forward Gervais Waye-Hive during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier final match between Nigeria and Seychelles, in Asaba, Delta State, on March 22, 2019. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Alex Iwobi wants to match this achievement by uncle Jay-Jay Okocha

Alex Iwobi wants to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha by winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria this summer.
Reiss Nelson (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Manager admits 'We are chasing after' brilliant Arsenal 19-year-old

Zimbabwe's technical team have 'stepped up' their pursuit of Reiss Nelson as they hope to persuade him to declare for the Warriors in time for the AFCON this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi key this summer

Alex Iwobi has been hailed as 'key' to Nigeria's hopes at this summer's AFCON tournament by the Super Eagles former coach, Sunday Oliseh.
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrives for a training session in Libreville on January 20, 2017 during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be forced into international retirement

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who admitted he was considering international retirement, may have had the decision taken out of his hands after the Gabon national team was dissolved for not being patriotic enough.
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group A football match between Burkina Faso and Gabon at Bata Stadium in Bata on January 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Arsenal star makes big career decision

After keeping his country waiting, it seems as if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will accept his latest national team call-up rather than call time on his international career.
Gabonese national football team players Daniel Cousin (R) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chat during a training session on November 9, 2011 in Libreville on the eve of their friendly football match against Brazil which will be played for the inauguration of the China-Gabon Friendship stadium. AFP PHOTO/ WILS YANICK MANIENGUI (Photo credit should read WILS YANICK MANIENGUI/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal star may reject international call-up, manager confused

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been called up by Gabon but the national team manager is not sure he will accept given his recent comments about retiring and the problems he's had with his nation.
Mohamed Elneny. Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal man steals spotlight in Liverpool’s star’s absence

Fans didn't let Mo Salah’s injury absence get to them when the Egyptian team landed at Matsapha International airport, swamping Mohamed Elneny instead
Gabon's forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations group A football match between Burkina Faso and Gabon at Bata Stadium in Bata on January 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on ‘mission’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on a ‘mission’ for Gabon when they face South Sudan on Tuesday in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Arsenal man won't be replaced in national squad

Nigeria’s manager Gernot Rohr won’t call up any replacements for Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and William Troost Ekong, who all withdrew from the Super Eagles squad for their AFCON qualifier.
Mohamed Elneny scores at AFCON final

Arsenal won’t have to worry about losing Elneny and Iwobi to the Africa Cup...

Arsenal won't have to worry about losing Mohamed Elneny or Alex Iwobi to the Africa Cup of Nations from its next staging in 2019.
Mohamed Elneny scores at AFCON final

AFCON final report: Elneny scores but Cameroon break Egyptian hearts

Mohamed Elneny broke the deadlock with a clever finish from close-range but ended up with a runners-up medal as Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar broke Egyptian hearts minutes before extra time beckoned.
Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal boost - 'Injured' midfielder makes bench at AFCON

Despite missing Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match against Morocco with a calf strain, Mohamed Elneny managed to make the bench for their semi-final win against Burkina Faso.
Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder to undergo tests to determine injury severity

Mohamed Elneny will undergo tests in the ‘coming days' after the midfielder picked up a calf strain that ruled him out of Egypt’s 1-0 win over Morocco in the AFCON quarter final.
Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny picks up injury at AFCON

If we were thinking it might be nice to have Mohamed Elneny back in the Arsenal set-up soon, we might be out of luck after the midfielder picked up a calf-injury, ruling him out of the quarter final against Morocco.
Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

Mohamed Elneny is currently away with Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon and his country have managed to progress to the quarter-finals.
Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder puts in lively Africa Cup of Nations performance

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is currently away on international duty with his native Egypt, as they aim to secure a record eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy this year.
Ismael Bennacer in his sole appearance for the Arsenal first-team

Arsenal man gets Africa Cup of Nations callup due to injury

Ismael Bennacer has received an international callup for Algeria to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations after another player withdrew because of injury.
Pedro Losa

Arsenal striker wins international Golden Boot while Reserves start table climb

Arsenal Ladies' reserves won their second game of the season, 4-0 away to Yeovil, and have moved up four places in the Development League.

Arsenal forward scores 4 in tournament opener

The Arsenal forward scored four goals in Nigeria's 6-0 win against Mali in their first group game.

Arsenal to lose battling midfielder for up to five weeks

Arsenal will have to do without Mohamed Elneny in January as Egypt head to the Africa Cup of Nations just about when Arsenal’s injury crisis should be in full swing.