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    VIDEO: All the goals in Nigeria’s 4-2 victory over Argentina

VIDEO: All the goals in Nigeria’s 4-2 victory over Argentina

Nigeria’s Super Eagles staged a stunning comeback to defeat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match on Tuesday. The trio of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Brian Idowu were on the scoresheet for Nigeria. The friendly game was played in Krosnador, Russia. Watch highlights below. For those who missed how Nigeria destroyed Argentina 4 - 2. Here are the goals. #ARGNGA @Omojuwa @Bolarin_ @ZaOops @ThePureVoice [...]

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    England didn’t really push for Alex Iwobi, says Wenger

England didn’t really push for Alex Iwobi, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alex Iwobi chose Nigeria ahead of England because the West African country "were more willing to have him". Iwobi, who was born in Nigeria but grew up in London, has in the past year established himself in the Super Eagles set-up. He scored the vital goal that secured a place for Nigeria at the 2018 World [...]

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    Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria ended its FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification on an unbeaten note, drawing 1-1 with Algeria on Friday night. Having qualified for the football mundial in Russia, the Eagles went into the game bereft of pressure, as a loss would have made no impact in the overall scheme of things. Nigeria had the majority of possession but lacked the final pass towards goal [...]

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    ‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

Alex Iwobi says he almost cried after scoring the vital goal that put Nigeria on the path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Iwobi came on as a substitute to score against Zambia and send Nigerian fans present at the stadium into ecstasy. The 21-year-old striker recently relived the historic moment with Arsenal.com. "It’s so hard to describe, you know what I mean. When [...]

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    Iwobi shines but Man City humble Arsenal

Iwobi shines but Man City humble Arsenal

Manchester City continued their stunning unbeaten run by defeating Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola's men were unbeaten in 22 games coming into Sunday's match. Kevin De Bruyne’s well-taken goal was the difference at the end of the first forty-five minutes. Petr Cech parried away a first-time shot from De Bruyne but the Belgian's low strike found its way inside the far [...]

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    Iwobi again missing in action as Arsenal defeat Swansea

Iwobi again missing in action as Arsenal defeat Swansea

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi watched from the bench for the second week running as his side defeated visitors Swansea. Arsenal came from behind for the third straight match to hand a 2-1 defeat to Swansea at the Emirates. Swansea led at the break through Sam Clucas' strike that came completely against the run of play in the 22nd minute Arsenal struggled to break [...]

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    Iwobi plays no part as Arsenal thrash Everton 5-2

Iwobi plays no part as Arsenal thrash Everton 5-2

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute as Arsenal defeated Everton 5-2 at the Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Wayne Rooney's strike from distance had put Everton ahead, but Nacho Monreal's effort five minutes before half-time brought Arsenal level in the 40th minute. Mezut Ozil to flick a header beyond Jordan Pickford for Arsenal's second goal in the 53rd minute while [...]

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    Iwobi’s father gushes over son after helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Iwobi’s father gushes over son after helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Alex Iwobi has had Nigerians celebrating since he scored the vital goal that helped the Super Eagles defeat a difficult Zambia on Saturday. Owing to his goal, Nigeria qualified for the World Cup, and Iwobi has been on the receiving end of encomiums by all and sundry. The latest praise of his performance is from his father Chuka Iwobi. Iwobi senior wrote on [...]

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    WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, fired the lone strike of the game in the 73rd minute to make Nigeria the first African country to qualify for the competition. Watch the video below. Alex Iwobi scores a brilliant goal..... #Russia2018 #NGAZAM pic.twitter.com/aoOtFK3yzz — PREMIUM TWEEP (@XANTAPLUS) October [...]

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    Iwobi fires Arsenal to victory

Iwobi fires Arsenal to victory

Nigeria's Alex Iwobi scored Arsenal's second goal in a 2-0 spanking of Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Iwobi, who got back in the Arsenal midfield and replaced Mohamed Elneny, got on the score sheet. The first half was an enjoyable one between two neat footballing sides. Nacho Monreal drove Arsenal into the lead in the 16th minute when he capitalised on [...]

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    Iwobi: I must put in more effort to play regularly at Arsenal

Iwobi: I must put in more effort to play regularly at Arsenal

Arsenal FC of England midfield star Alex Iwobi says he has no choice but to do more as a midfielder if he would play regularly in his club. In an interview with Evening standard, Iwobi said the coaches were right in overlooking him to start games, because there were other players who were more committed. “It was hard but something I had to [...]

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    Iwobi absent as Lacazette’s brace lift Arsenal

Iwobi absent as Lacazette’s brace lift Arsenal

Arsenal defeated West Bromwich 2-0 in the match day six of the 2017/18 English Premier League game at the Emirates on Monday night. Arsene Wenger's men were in control but had fortune on their side after West Brom were denied a penalty in the first half   Nigeria's youngster forward Alex Iwobi was not listed for the Gunners week six game against the [...]

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Moses shines, Iwobi star as improved Gunners earn draw at Stamford bridge

  Arsenal earned their first away point against Chelsea with a 0-0 draw in a desperately poor game at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners who were in search of their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2011 put their nightmare from Anfield behind them as they put in a disciplined performance to claim a valuable point on the road.   Chelsea were rattled as Aaron [...]

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    Moses scores but Arsenal edge Chelsea to lift Community Shield

Moses scores but Arsenal edge Chelsea to lift Community Shield

Victor Moses was on target as Arsenal defeated Chelsea to win the 2017 Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal won the season-opening trophy by beating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time. The traditional curtain-raiser pits the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners against each other. Arsenal's best opportunity to take the lead in the [...]

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    Moses sees red as Arsenal win record 13th FA Cup

Moses sees red as Arsenal win record 13th FA Cup

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win their 13th FA Cup at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The game saw Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi benched and Chelsea's Victor Moses sent off for simulation. Alexis Sanchez latched onto a deflection, after beating N’Golo Kante, and charged into the 18-yard area to slot the ball past Thibaut Courtois for Arsenal's lead in the 4th minute. Victor [...]

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Iwobi benched as Arsenal thrashed Stoke to keep T4 hope alive

Arsenal's quest for a top four finish took a turn for the better with a 4-1 win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Alex Iwobi was benched as the Arsene Wenger's men performance showed they meant business about not missing out on next season's Champions League The Gunners have a glimpse of a chance of securing a 22nd consecutive top [...]

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