Iwobi inspiring other Arsenal starlets to play for Nigeria

The decision of Alex Iwobi to play for Nigeria and the instant success he has made off that move could see more Arsenal youngsters toe this path.

One of such budding talents with the London club is Joseph Olowu who stars in the defence for the Young Gunners.

Olowu in a chat with Arsenal’s official website confirmed his eligibility to play for Nigeria and how Iwobi’s success could help him in making a decision as it concerns his international future.

“My parents are from Nigeria and I am eligible to play for either Nigeria or England,” Olowu told

He continued: “I have not featured internationally yet but that may come. Alex Iwobi has really been an inspiration to me and to my team mate Tobi Omole who I also live with in digs in Cockfosters.

“He came through the Arsenal Youth system and is doing so well. He scored against Zambia in the World Cup qualifiers the other week  and his name is growing and growing in African football.

“ My dad has also noticed that there is a lot of attention being given to Toby and I in the African football forums which must in part also be due to how well Alex has been doing,” Olowu said.

Indeed, Nigeria has a long list of youngsters in the Diaspora that their addition to the teams back home will be a worthwhile move.

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