Why They Call Me The Poster Boy Of Nigeria Football – Arsenal Iwobi Reveals

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has revealed why most people referred to him as the poster boy of the senior national team of Nigeria since his debut for the Super Eagles.

Iwobi revealed the large Arsenal fan base in Nigeria is responsible for the ‎love he gets whenever he plays for the Super Eagles, and also feels the passion Nigeria have for the team is also a factor

“When I was told I won African Youth Player of the Year, I was like ‘Wow, that’s nice!’ I need to challenge myself even more now though and push on, and one day win African Player of the Year.”

With eight international caps to his name, including five starts and one goal, since making his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015, Iwobi is without doubt Nigerian football’s hottest property. “Arsenal’s fanbase in Nigeria is crazy, that’s why maybe you could say I’m the face of Nigerian football, because of Arsenal,”.

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“Every time I’m called up to represent the national team, it’s an honour to be honest. Scoring on my first international start was unbelievable. Hearing the fans blow their trumpets, it was amazing, a real dream come true.”

Michael James