Tag: Nigeria

Arsenal midfielder recounts the historic goal he scored for the national team

Alex Iwobi has admitted that he almost cried after scoring his historic goal for Nigeria last month.

These are the nine Arsenal players currently away in the international break

Nine Arsenal players have been called up for their countries for their upcoming international matches.

Arsenal midfielder names the goal which gave him one of the greatest feelings ever

Alex Iwobi says scoring the winning goal against Zambia is one of the greatest feelings of his career so far.

Alex Iwobi thanks fans for ‘crazy’ atmosphere after his dream came true for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi has thanked the Nigerian fans who witnessed his winning goal for his country on Saturday night.

International watch: Arsenal 21-year-old sends Nigeria through to 2018 World Cup, out-of-form midfielder scores...

Alex Iwobi not only scored for Nigeria on Saturday evening, he sent his country through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Arsenal 21-year-old called up to the national team

Alex Iwobi has been called up for Nigeria's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon.
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.

Iwobi reveals there was interest before he committed his future

Alex Iwobi has revealed that before he committed his future to the Nigeria national team, England tried to get him to play for their u21s.

Upfront fee disagreement caused winger's move to Arsenal to collapse

Nigerian starlet Samuel Chukwueze was all set to join Arsenal in 2016, but the deal unexpectedly collapsed.

Arsenal in the summer: Complete run-down of Arsenal players in action

With so many Arsenal players potentially away on international duty, we took a look at the matches you should keep an eye out for this summer.

Arsenal international roundup: Goals for Mustafi and Ox but Iwobi disappointment

Three first-team players were in action for their respective countries on international duty, with contrasting fortunes.

Arsenal and West Ham-target prioritising game time when he chooses his next club

Henry Onyekuru has said he doesn't want to be a bench player at his next club.
Granit Xhaka

Xhaka features as Switzerland make history, Iwobi assists for Nigeria

Two Arsenal players were in action for their countries on Thursday. Here's how they got on:

Alex Iwobi joins up with Nigeria ahead of friendlies

Alex Iwobi joined up with his Nigerian team-mates as they prepare for Thursday's friendly fixture against Togo.

Arsenal man to snub England

Chuba Akpom is set to snub England and declare for Nigeria according to a report in the Independent.
Alexis Sanchez

Alexis, Ospina & Iwobi – Arsenal International watch

Which Arsenal players have been in action while on international duty so far?

Arsenal man praised for picking Nigeria over England

Alex Iwobi has been praised by former Super Eagles international, Reuben Agboola for selecting to play for Nigeria.

Coach reveals meeting with Wenger over forward's future

Nigeria national team coach, Gernot Rohr, claims that although he wasn't exactly surprised by Alex Iwobi's superb rainbow flick against Algeria, it wasn't expecting it either.

Coach aims to stamp out Arsenal and Manchester City starlets

Alergia national team coach, Georges Leekens, believes the secret to stopping Nigeria scoring during their clash is to stop Alex Iwobi and Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho.

Look: Arsenal forward pictured in new kit

Alex Iwobi is looking forward to wearing Nigeria's new kit against Algeria at the weekend.

Former Nigeria striker backs Alex Iwobi to shine

Former Nigeria striker, Jonathan Akpoborie, has backed Alex Iwobi to shine for his country when they play Algeria on Saturday.
Alex Iwobi of interest to Genort Rohr

Wenger meets with Nigeria coach to discuss Iwobi

Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with Genort Rohr of Nigeria to discuss their use of Alex Iwobi in their game against Algeria on 12 November.

Look: Arsenal forward celebrates superb international debut

Not only did Alex Iwobi make his debut for Nigeria against Zambia on Sunday, he scored and took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate with his teammates.

Quick watch: Iwobi scores with a volley for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi has scored his first international goal as he gave Nigeria the lead against Zambia.
Alex Iwobi

Arsenal man gets new shirt number

Alex Iwobi appears to have finally settled on a number with Nigeria after already switching twice.

Arsenal man scores two for his country

Alex Iwobi scored a brace in Nigeria's 3-0 win over Plateau United on Wednesday.
Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi tipped for major award

Alex Iwobi is expected to be nominated for the Africa Player of the Year award and former Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh, thinks he could win it.
Alex Iwobi

Iwobi to get Nigeria call-up for World Cup qualifier

Alex Iwobi is set to get a call up to the senior Nigerian national side for their game against Zambia on 9th October.

International manager eager for Arsenal forward to be fit

Nigeria's new technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, is looking forward to having Alex Iwobi back after the country found it difficult to score against Tanzania without him.
Asisat Oshoala

Arsenal star endorsed as ambassador of West Ham partner

Arsenal’s forward, Asisat Oshoala, has been endorsed as an ambassador of Capital Oil in her home country of Nigeria after the African Player of the Year was honoured with a brief ceremony.

Wednesday Arsenal recap: Wenger’s future, Paul Pogba, Mahrez bid + more

Wednesday was full of the usual fun - I mean that sarcastically, of course - and some news.

Arsenal man backs Nigeria for World Cup qualification

Alex Iwobi has backed Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup.

Watch: New Arsenal striker scores in goal crazy game

Takuma Asano got his Olympics off to a great start with a goal against Nigeria in their opener.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Iwobi named in provisional Nigeria Olympics squad

Alex Iwobi has been included in the provisional Nigeria Olympic squad for the games this summer in Rio.

Nigerian who passed Arsenal medical heading to Porto

Porto are set to sign Samuel Chukwueze who was expected to join Arsenal alongside his u17 teammate, Kelechi Nwakali.
Kelechi Nwakali

New Arsenal signing scores lovely free kick

The official announcement has not yet arrived, despite claims we would have it last week, but everyone seems agreed - Kelechi Nwakali is an Arsenal player. Watch him score a lovely free kick.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the FA Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi pictured in Manchester City shirt

Alex Iwobi gave Gooners everywhere a heart attack when he was pictured wearing a Manchester City shirt but fear not - it's only because (it seems) he lost a bet.

Iwobi starts as Nigeria win, misses great chance

Alex Iwobi started for Nigeria as they defeated Luxembourg 3-1 on Tuesday evening in the country dubbed ‘Little Switzerland’.

Iwobi: I will do my best to make a meaningful contribution

Alex Iwobi is hoping that he will be invited to play at the Olympics with Nigeria, and if he is he will do his best ‘to make a meaningful contribution’.

Arsenal without Elneny for a month next year as Egypt beat Nigeria

Facing each other for the second time in a week on international duty, Egypt beat Nigeria on Tuesday to qualify for the next African Cup of Nations tournament.