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Arsenal starlet opts to play for Nigeria rather than England

IwobiArsenal defeated Everton 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to reignite their push for the title and put a smile on the faces of their punters here in the Transfer Tavern in the process.

The Gunners’ second goal was scored by new kid on the block Alex Iwobi, who was handed his first Premier League start by boss Arsene Wenger at Goodison Park.

His emergence from the Arsenal youth academy had caught the attention of England officials who were hoping that the youngster would be eligible to turn out for the national team in the future.

The landlord has spotted some miserable news for Roy Hodgson in The Mirror however, with the 19-year-old confirming his intentions to play for Nigeria at international level instead.

Iwobi, who featured for England at youth level has told the Football Association that his international future is with the Super Eagles and that he will not be changing his mind.

One ardent England supporter is sat chatting with the Tavern’s landlord and he thinks that Iwobi choosing to play for Nigeria isn’t such a bad thing, given that England are reasonably well stocked up in the final third anyway.

Arsenal and England fans, would you have preferred to see Iwobi in an England shirt? Would he have made the squad for Euro 2016? What do you think is the player’s reasoning behind this decision?

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