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    Iheanacho, Musa make Rohr’s 25-man squad for Corsica friendly

Iheanacho, Musa make Rohr’s 25-man squad for Corsica friendly

Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players for the camping programme in France and the international friendly match against Corsica. The three-time African champions will open camp in Corsica on May 24 and then play against the senior team two days later, before moving to Paris for the second phase of the camping programme ahead of the 2019 [...]

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    Iwobi benched as Spurs earn North London bragging rights

Iwobi benched as Spurs earn North London bragging rights

Alex Iwobi never got to feature as Tottenham Hotspurs outclassed his team in yet another entertaining North London derby. Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane dealt a huge blow to Arsenal's hope of finishing in top four of the Premier League this season. Spurs, clearly the better side, missed two excellent chances in the first forty-five minutes although Arsenal came into [...]

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    Iwobi gets cameo, Iheanacho overlooked as Man City, Arsenal draw

Iwobi gets cameo, Iheanacho overlooked as Man City, Arsenal draw

Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi was impressive despite playing for only fifteen minutes in Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Manchester City at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger's men twice came from behind to level up in the frenetic encounter on Sunday. City grabbed the lead as early as the 5th minute after Leroy Sane fended off Héctor Bellerin and rounded David Ospina before slotting the [...]

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    Iwobi unable to save Arsenal from defeat at West Brom

Iwobi unable to save Arsenal from defeat at West Brom

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates were on Saturday defeated 1-3 by West Brom at The Hawthorns. Arsene Wenger's woes continued as he watched his team's top four hopes suffer a fresh blow after four straight losses. It looked grim for Arsenal when the hosts took the lead through a Craig Dawson header in the 12th minute. But the visitors replied three [...]

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    Iwobi absent as Arsenal suffer Bayern humiliation

Iwobi absent as Arsenal suffer Bayern humiliation

Rising star Alex Iwobi played no part as Arsenal was blown away 5-1 by Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday. After losing the first leg by the same margin, Arsenal exited the competition on a 2-10 aggregate scoreline. Theo Walcott smashed a shot past Manuel Neuer to get Arsenal ahead in the 20th minute. Robert Lewandowski earned a [...]

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    Liverpool outclass Arsenal at Anfield

Liverpool outclass Arsenal at Anfield

Arsene Wenger's 50th game against Liverpool ended in 3-1 defeat at Anfield as the hosts continued their outstanding performance in big games this season. The Reds were desperate to return to winning ways after a poor display against Leicester City on Monday evening. As early as the 9th minute, Roberto Firmino found space and slipped the ball past Hector Bellerin. In the 40th [...]

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    ‘China boys’ — Ighalo, Mikel — missing from Rohr’s 25-man squad for friendlies

‘China boys’ — Ighalo, Mikel — missing from Rohr’s 25-man squad for friendlies

China-based players, John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo, have been excluded from the 25 man squad for upcoming friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, released the list of invited players on Wednesday. Noah Joel Bazee and Tyronne Ebuehi are the new invitees in Rohr's list. Others are goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Leon Balogun and William Ekong, midfielders [...]

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    Bayern pummeled Iwobi’s Arsenal 5-1 at Allianz Arena

Bayern pummeled Iwobi’s Arsenal 5-1 at Allianz Arena

Carlos Ancelotti's Bayern Munich blew away Arsene Wenger's Arsenal with a 5-1 scoreline at the Allianz Arena in the first leg roun don 16 champions league game. Arsenal's 5-1 loss at the Allianz Arena is the second consecutive season they will be beaten with same margin. Alex Iwobi never really had an impact aside early Gunners half-chance, a shot from the edge [...]

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    Iwobi shines as Arsenal defeat Hull City

Iwobi shines as Arsenal defeat Hull City

Alex Iwobi put up an impressive performance in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday. But Alexis Sanchez was the star of the match. He scored a scrappy opener and a late penalty to give the Gunners a deserved three points in the competition. Kieran Gibbs' shot from a crowded area was blocked by Andrew Robertson on the line, but Sanchez [...]

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    Giroud leads ways a short Gunners stroll past Swansea to 3rd on the log

Giroud leads ways a short Gunners stroll past Swansea to 3rd on the log

Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and two own goals shot Arsenal to the third spot on the Premier League table after defeating Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty stadium on Saturday. Paul Clement suffered defeat as manager of Swansea in his first league game. The game at the Liberty stadium wasn't has classic as everyone expected before the start of the game as Arsenal [...]

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    Iwobi competes with Sanchez, Ozil, for Arsenal player of the month award

Iwobi competes with Sanchez, Ozil, for Arsenal player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles and Arsenal FC striker, has been nominated for the Vitality of the Month player for December. Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott are the other contenders as announced on Arsenal website on Sunday. Iwob, who was voted 2016 Youth Player of the Year on Thursday at the Glo/CAFAfrican Footballer of the Year Awards, was outstanding in [...]

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    Mahrez is Glo/CAF 2016 African footballer of the Year

Mahrez is Glo/CAF 2016 African footballer of the Year

‎Riyad Mahrez, Algeria and Leicester City winger, has been voted the African Footballer of the Year at the 2016 Glo-CAF awards held on Thursday night at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon and Borrusia Dortmund striker, emerged runner-up. Of 27 appearances for Algeria, Mahrez has scored six goals since his debut on October 15, 2014 till date. He also helped Leicester [...]

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    Iwobi, Giroud push Arsenal to 3rd on EPL table

Iwobi, Giroud push Arsenal to 3rd on EPL table

Alex Iwobi and Olivier Giroud's goals against Crystal Palace secured the third spot for Arsenal on the English Premier League (EPL) table. A 2-0 win for Arsenal is the 200th premier league game contested at the Emirates, which the Gunners have now won 130, drawn 47 and lost 23 of the 200. Giroud’s incredible scorpion kick in the 17th minute had earlier [...]

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    Moses came to life at Chelsea, Mikel struck gold… how Super Eagles stars fared in 2016

Moses came to life at Chelsea, Mikel struck gold… how Super Eagles stars fared in 2016

The outgoing year has been a mixed one for the fortunes of Nigerian footballers; there have been many highs and lows. The biggest low must be the absence of the Super Eagles from its second consecutive African Cup of Nations, after winning it in 2013. The compensation, though, is that the Super Eagles are topping their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification group [...]

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    Sterling’s comeback scuttles Arsenal’s hope

Sterling’s comeback scuttles Arsenal’s hope

It was a tough moment for Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday evening, as Manchester City came from behind to defeat the Gunners 2-1. The gunners were leading 1-0 at half time. For the second time in six days, Arsenal capitulated away from home after taking the lead. Guardiola’s men conceded an early goal and were having trouble tackling In the 5th minute, Alexis [...]

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Omagbemi, Oshoala, Iheanacho, Iwobi vie for Glo-Caf honours

Although none of Nigeria players made the final cut for the Africa Player of the Year and Africa –based Player of the Year nominations but made bold presence in the other categories released by Confederation of African Football(CAF) on Sunday. Super Falcons’ forward Asisat Oshoala and Super Eagles’ aces Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were among those nominated for honours at [...]

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