Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Alex Iwobi"

    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Francis UzohoHe was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions.Godswill EkpoloThe Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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    Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been shortlisted for Arsenal's September player of the month award.Iwobi is up against goalkeeper Petr Cech, Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira for the award.The Nigerian attacker was impressive for the North London club in September, setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener in the 4-2 win against Vorskla in the UEFA Europa League.The 22-year-old also made [...]

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    Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Super Eagles' players had a quiet weekend in Europe with several missing in action, while a few inspired their teams to wins. We review all their action and inaction across European leagues.In the English Premier League, Alex Iwobi sparked Arsenal to a late 2-0 win over Watford to make it five league wins on the bounce. The 22-year-old's low cross resulted [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong have been ruled out of the AFCON qualifier game against Seychelles.Iwobi who is ill was not listed for Arsenal's game against Cardiff in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.Troost-Ekong, a defender, is ruled out due to injury.The Super Eagles Twitter handle confirmed the development on Monday.The tweet read: "Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong [...]

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    Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi got his first start of the season at Stamford Bridge where his Arsenal side lost 2-3 to Mauro Sarri's Chelsea.Starting alongside the 24-year-old in the attacking third were Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Nacho Monreal also got his first game of the season at left back.Chelsea coach, Sarri, named an unchanged side [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been named among the 25-man squad for Arsenal's pre-season training tour of Singapore.The Nigerian, Germany's Mesut Özil and Egypt's Mohammed ELNeny will join the team in Singapore after returning from their World Cup duties.The team will jet out of London on Sunday, July 22, to Singapore.The squad is scheduled to play against Europa League champions [...]

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    Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, says he hopes to be an Arsenal player for a long time.Iwobi said Arsenal had always been his dream club, adding that he is "always proud" to be a Gunner."It has always been my childhood dream . I have been playing for Arsenal since I was six," Iwobi told Mirror UK."The fact I am representing [...]

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    Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the Three Lions in a pre-World Cup game at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, a player of Nigerian descent, was showered with boos every time he touched the ball while Iwobi, another player who had the option of playing for Nigeria and England, scored in the international friendly.Gary Cahill's stunning header gave Gareth Southgate's [...]

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    Nigeria’s World Cup jersey sells out as hundreds queue to buy in London

Nigeria’s World Cup jersey sells out as hundreds queue to buy in London

Nigeria's new jersey was sold out minutes after its release as fans queued outside London’s Niketown store in Oxford to make purchases.Since its unveiling months ago, the jersey has earned rave reviews by football fans, hence the demand for it was high even before it was released.Nike said it had received three million pre-orders for the shirt prior to its [...]

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    Arsenal confirm appointment of Emery as new manager

Arsenal confirm appointment of Emery as new manager

Unai Emery will take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.The former Paris St. Germain coach will replace the Frenchman who has spent 22-years at the club.He has signed a four-year deal worth £6million per season.Emery, 46, said he is "thrilled" to join a "great" football club like Arsenal.He said: "I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs [...]

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    Chelsea pip Man United to eighth FA Cup title

Chelsea pip Man United to eighth FA Cup title

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 to win an eighth FA Cup trophy at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Nigeria's Victor Moses, who was sent off in last season’s final defeat to Arsenal, featured for the full duration of the match.Chelsea took the lead through Eden Hazard's spot-kick in the 22nd minute. The Belgian was brought down in the 18-yard box by [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

The past weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian football players in several leagues across the world.Some players scored important goals and played key roles for their clubs but for a few others, it was a weekend of inaction.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.BelgiumPeter Olayinka [...]

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    Iwobi scores in farewell home win for Wenger

Iwobi scores in farewell home win for Wenger

Arsenal defeated Burnley 5-0 to give outgoing manager, Arsene Wenger, a befitting send forth party at their Emirates stadium home, while  Chelsea kept hopes of a top four finish alive with a 1-0 win over third placed Liverpool.In Arsene Wenger's penultimate game and final home game as Arsenal manager, January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the party started fourteen minutes into [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Nigerian players abroad showed quality for their clubs over the weekend.While some grabbed the headlines for being instrumental to their club's overall performance, a reverse was the case for others.TheCable has a lowdown on how they performed:BelgiumPeter Olayinka scored the match winner for Zulte Waregem in their 2-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron. The hosts missed the service of Taiwo [...]

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