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Alex Iwobi disappointed after missing Olympics with Nigeria


Arsenal star Alex Iwobi wishes the club would have let him play at the Olympics with Nigeria.

Iwobi, 20, was blocked from joining the Nigeria squad for the Olympic Games in August as it would have ruled him out of the start of the Premier League season, a decision that Iwobi accepted.

“I would like to have played in the Olympics –doing that would have been a big thing for me,” Iwobi told the London Evening Standard.

Iwobi started Arsenal’s season-opening game against Liverpool only to sustain a thigh injury that ruled him out for three weeks. Buthe has been an integral part of the team’ssuccess since his return to fitness, including in the 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.

After breaking into the first team last spring,he is now a regular first-choice starter for Wenger and seems to still have plenty of room for development.

The attacking midfielder was born in Lagos but his family moved to London when he was four years old and he joined the Arsenal academy while still in primary school. Despite playing for England’s youth teams, Iwobi opted to represent Nigeria internationally after being first called up in 2015.


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