Iwobi who joined Arsenal while still in primary school, is now on global duty with Nigeria ahead of friendly games against the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.
Arsenal fans, should Alex Iwobi go out on-loan to earn a few valuable first-team experience? “Alex is looking forward to working with Oliseh and is happy with his decision to play for the country of his birth and has the full support of the family”, Iwobi senior told SportingLife yesterday.
However, Arsenal manager Arsenr Wenger is said to be reluctant to let Iwobi leave the club on loan this season, according to the youngster’s father, reports the London Evening Standard.
The 19-year-old, a graduate of the Arsenal Academy is a spine of the Gunners’ U21 team where he got nine goals in nine matches last season and this term boasts of two goals from five appearances.
“Hopefully a loan move will be sorted out by the time Alex comes back from worldwide duties”.
His performances led to a call-up for the pre-season tour of Singapore in July and he then scored his first goal against Lyon in the Emirates Cup. “A the moment discussions are ongoing”.
At this stage in his career it appears that the best choice is for the teenager to get first-team football elsewhere, which would surely see him return to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season as a better player.