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Iwobi ‘prepared’ for Arsenal’s Europa League opener

Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, is ready to join his Arsenal teammates for their Europa League showdown against Bundesliga side, Cologne at the Emirates Stadium.

The 21-year old, who was ruled out of Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup double-header against Cameroon with thigh strain, will most likely start for the Gunners on Thursday.

Iwobi posted a picture of himself at training on Wednesday with the caption, “Prepared For The @EuropaLeague ⚽️#17 #COYG.”

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Arsenal failed to finish in the top four of the English Premier League last season hence missing out on a place in this season’s Uefa Champions League.

They are drawn in Group H of the Uefa second-tier, and have Bate Borisov and Red Star Belgrade also in the group.

Meanwhile, for the Cologne match, manager Arsene Wenger has rested a number of senior players including Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, ahead of their crucial Premier League tie against Chelsea at the weekend.

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