Iwobi survives food poising, relishes Ozil, Sanzchez

Iwobi dangerous going forward, says Wenger

Super Eagles striker, Alex Iwobi on Tuesday survived food poisoning after being forced out of the morning training at the Abuja National Stadium.

The Arsenal youngster, who arrived with the team in Kaduna on Tuesday evening, was taken to hospital after eating a salad with the rest of the squad at the training base in Abuja.

“He suffered from food poisoning and so was not part of the training,” Siasia told a news conference. “But his condition is stable.”

Meanwhile, the Arsenal youngster has revealed that while going on loan has its merits playing alongside world-class Mesut Ozil is even more beneficial.

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“With going out on loan, it’s men’s football so you have to win all the time [and develop] that ‘anything to win’ kind of mentality. So you learn things quicker on loan,” Iwobi told the Arsenal Weekly podcast.

“But when you’re playing with world-class players and training with them every day you become a better footballer in my opinion. You learn a lot more training with the likes of [Mesut] Ozil and [Alexis] Sanchez.”

The 19-year-old striker has never played for another club on loan and rose through the youth ranks at Arsenal before breaking into the first-team.



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