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Why Alex Iwobi Chose Nigeria Ahead of England – Arsene Wenger Reveals

Arsene Wenger says that the Football Association did not push hard enough to secure Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi for the England national team.

As Standard Sport revealed when Iwobi made his competitive debut for Nigeria in March last year the FA made a late bid to secure the Arsenal forward’s international future.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Lagos but moved to London at the age of four, had come through the England youth setup, playing at Under-16, U17 and U18 level but never featuring for the U21s. Instead he opted to represent the Super Eagles when they first called him up in early October 2015, several weeks before the youngster made his Arsenal debut.

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