Alex Iwobi Super Eagles forward to miss AFCON qualifying game Tanzania

The game is however a dead rubber game as Nigeria have already crashed out of the race to 2017 AFCON.

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi to miss Super Eagles next game because of injury (Instagram)
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Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi will miss Nigeria’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania because of an injury.

Iwobi has been ruled out for four weeks due to an injury sustained in Arsenal’s opening day defeat to Liverpool.

The forward last year broke into the Arsenal team and is expected to be a major part of Arsene Wenger’s side this seasons.

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi is expected to be part of Arsenal squad this season (Arsenal FC via Getty Images )

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He started from the left in Arsenal’s 2016 /17 Premier League opening day defeat to Liverpool and assisted Gunners’ first goal.

The 20-year-old, however, got injured and was taken off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 59th minute.

He has now been ruled out for four weeks which means he will miss Arsenal's league games against Leicester City and Watford before the international break when Nigeria will play Tanzania.

Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott celebrate a goal against Liverpool (BPI/Ben Queenborough )

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The game which is the first for new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr is a dead rubber game as Nigeria have already crashed out of the race to 2017 AFCON.

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