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WENGER CONFIRMS IWOBI IS IN SQUAD TO FACE HULL CITY IN FA CUP REPLAY

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Super Eagles teen forward Alex Iwobi will be in Arsenal’s squad for tomorrow’s FA Cup replay match against Hull City.

The first leg ended 0-0 with Iwobi starring for the gunners but the 19 year old has found games hard to come by following the return of top first team players from injury.

However after missing out on the last two match day squads Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed he is in contention for a spot in tomorrow’s game.

While reacting to the enforced absence of midfielder Francis Coquelin who was sent off against Tottenham Hotspurs in their English Premier League clash over the weekend, Wenger revealed it has opened the chance for Iwobi to come into the squad.

“We have lost Coquelin due to his bad tackle, we need to see how they recover and Alex Iwobi will now be added to the squad for tomorrow’s trip” Wenger confirmed at his pre match conference.

Iwobi has featured more in the FA Cup than in the League or the UEFA champions League but is still waiting for his first goal in competitive game for the senior team of Arsenal.