Young Arsenal Defender Torn Between Playing For England And Nigeria Says Iwobi Is An Inspiration


Fast rising Arsenal defender Joseph Olowu says he is yet to make up his mind as to which nation he will represent between England and Nigeria at international level, as he approaches a crucial phase in his career.

The six feet centre back who joined Arsenal at the age of 13 was born in England to Nigerian parents, making him eligible for both nations at international level.

However he is yet to decide on which team he will represent when he is called up by either of the nations, but he made it clear that Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has been an inspiration to him.

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

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“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.”