Striker set to lose out on Super Eagles spot as move to Championship edges closer

Arsenal are looking to send Alex Iwobi on loan to another side where he could get more playing time.

Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles and Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi is being targeted by Championship sides who are looking to get him on a loan deal which might make him lose his place in the Nigeria senior national team.

Arsenal are looking to send the youngster on loan to another side where he could get more playing time.

According to the UK Mirror, Reading, SheffieldUnited and Birmingham are scrambling to get the striker before the emergency loan window shuts on Wednesday, November 25.

Iwobi has just made two substitute appearances this season but a move to the Championship might hamper this Super Eagles chances.

The 19-year-old is already part of Sunday Oliseh’s Super Eagles team and got his debut for Nigeria last month.

A move to the Championship might mean he will no longer be part of Oliseh’s Super Eagles team as the coach has revealed that he will only invite players that play in the first division.

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has explained his decision behind his plans to invite only players who ply their trade in first division.

After he was unveiled as Super Eagles coach, Oliseh revealed his plans to invite only foreign players who play in the top division.

Oliseh explain that he will be selecting only first division players because of the top standard of football which they are accustomed to.

"We feel the best has to play for us and the best play in the best divisions," Oliseh said in a video posted on his Twitter account.

"Of course they might be exceptions the basis of our decision is that the best players in the top division are used to a different tempo and competition standard and for that reason we need the best who are used to this tempo to serve and play for Nigeria," Oliseh said.

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