Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is hoping that Alex Iwobi will be available for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against Zambia next Saturday, but is aware the final world on the availability of the attacker will come from Arsenal.
Reading between the lines, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed that the Hale End Academy product is not one hundred percent fit yet, stating that Iwobi ‘might be available for Sunday’, meaning there’s a more than fifty percent chance that the 21-year-old will feature against Brighton & Hove on Sunday afternoon.
”Alex has an injury, but Arsenal doctors are trying to make him fit for Sunday’s game (vs Brighton). So we are waiting for confirmation,” Rohr told the print edition of Sporting Life.
It’s unclear if the Nigerian’s latest injury is a fresh one or a relapse to the injury that ruled the winger out of the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in September.
The injury update is that Iwobi did not participate in full training with Arsenal squad ahead of they trip to Belarus for a Europa League fixture against Bate on Thursday as a result of the ailment.
The former England U-17 star has registered 10 appearances for the Super Eagles since his debut in October.