Iwobi to force loan move from Ar­se­nal

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The Ar­se­nal young­ster’s fa­ther has said the winger is hop­ing to join an undis­closed club af­ter tak­ing part in his first Nige­ria in­ter­na­tional matches this week

Goal can ex­clu­sively re­veal that Ar­se­nal winger Alex Iwobi has per­son­ally asked to be loaned out to in or­der to gain reg­u­lar play­ing time as well as first team ex­pe­ri­ence.

Chuka Iwobi, the fa­ther of the 19-year-old, told Goal that his son’s loan deal would be fi­nal­ized as soon as he re­turns from the in­ter­na­tional week he has with the Su­per Ea­gles of Nige­ria in Bel­gium.

Alex was a late call up by coach Sun­day Oliseh as part of the squad that will take on Congo DR and Cameroon on Oc­to­ber 8 and 11 re­spec­tively.

“A few clubs in the United King­dom and abroad have ap­proached Ar­se­nal to take Alex on loan but Arsene Wenger wants him to be with the first team be­cause he did very well in pre-sea­son,” Chuka Iwobi told Goal.

“Alex’s pre­ferred op­tion at this stage is to go on loan to gain first team ex­pe­ri­ence and come back to Ar­se­nal later on to fight for a place.

“Hope­fully a loan move would have been sorted out by the time Alex comes back from in­ter­na­tional du­ties.

“As re­gards the likely club Alex will play for on loan at the mo­ment dis­cus­sions are on­go­ing,” Iwobi se­nior dis­closed.

Nige­rian school chil­dren re­ceiv­ing train­ing in the game of cricket

Alex Iwobi

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