Alex Iwobi Nigerian star missed Arsenal’s Champions League game because of illness

Iwobi was not named in Arsenal’s squad for the clash which they lost 5-1 at the Emirate Stadium.

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Sadio Mane and Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi missed Arsenal's Champions League clash because of illness (AFP)
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Nigerian star, Alex Iwobi missed Arsenal’s mid-week Champions League clash against Bayern Munich because of illness.

Iwobi was not named in Arsenal’s squad for the clash which they lost 5-1 at the Emirate Stadium.

Ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash against Lincoln City, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the 20-year-old was missing because of illness.

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

"I believe that we have two uncertainties: Danny Welbeck, who had to come off after the warm-up against Bayern due to sickness, and Alex Iwobi, who on the day of the game couldn’t turn up as well due to the same problem. Everyone else should be available," Winger said at a press conference ahead of the game.

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi has four goals in 34 appearances so far this season (AFP)

 

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"They (medical crew of the team) called me on the morning of the game and said Iwobi cannot play and Welbeck at 5 pm in the afternoon felt sick. We still tried to play him but it could be a bug, I don’t know."

Iwobi has four goals in 34 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

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