Iwobi to force loan move from Arsenal
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