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ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talks with ALex Iwobi during a training session at London Colney on December 2, 2016 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

World Cup: Wenger Rates Nigeria High

Written By: SD Reporter


Alex Iwobi appears to have won Nigeria a fan in his club Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is tipping Nigeria to do well at the World Cup in Russia next year.

Wenger made this known in a video on Facebook posted on the official page of Arsenal while congratulating Nigeria on their qualification for the World Cup, which was made possible by a goal from Iwobi.

” Good morning congratulations to all our fans in Nigeria – I know that you are very, very many of you and we are very proud that you have qualified for the World Cup. On top of that of course, our player scored the goal for you and that makes us even prouder”, he said.

” Well done and see at the World Cup and I’m sure you will have a great, great trip there “, he said in the 24 seconds video posted by Arsenal ahead of their weekend game against Watford at Vicarage Road.

Arsenal and Wenger has a long connection with Nigerian players starting from when the manager signed Kanu Nwankwo from Inter-Milan in 1998. Kelechi Nwakali was the last Nigerian player signed by the manager after his super showing for Nigeria at the 2015 U17 World Youth Championship.

 

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