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Premier League Super Eagles stars Iwobi, Ndidi clash in opening fixture

Alex Iwobi and Wilfred will clash in the opening day of the Premier League season and other Nigerians are in actions too.

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Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, John Ogu play Check out the fixtures Nigerians will be playing in the opening day of the 2017/2018 Premier League season. (Twitter/John Ogu)

Super Eagles stars Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi will be up against each other when their Premier League clubs Arsenal and Leicester City clash in the opening fixtures of the 2017/2018 season.

The full fixtures for the 2017/2018 Premier League season were released on Wednesday, June 14. 

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face Leicester City in the opening game of the Premier League season (Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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In the opening fixture, Iwobi who plays for Arsenal will be hosting Ndidi and his Leicester City teammate.

If the latter part of last season is anything to go by, Iwobi will be starting on the bench for Arsenal while his compatriot Ndidi is set to take a place in Leicester City’s midfield.

Wilfred Ndidi play Wilfred Ndidi has become a starter at Leicester City (Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)


In the corresponding fixture last season, Arsenal beat Leicester City 1-0 but Iwobi did not play in the game while Ndidi completed 90 minutes.

The youngsters might be the only Nigerians involved in the game.

Ahmed Musa is expected to be involved if he remains at Leicester City. He is however expected to leave the Foxes this summer after a frustrating first season in England.

Ahmed Musa play Ahmed Musa is expected to leave Leicester City (Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)


Arsenal are also interested in Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru although West Ham are leading in the race to sign him.

Henry onyekuru play Arsenal are reportedly interested in Henry Onyekuru (PA Images)


In other fixtures, Kelechi Iheanacho who has been linked with a move away from Manchester City could be involved in the Citizens’ trip to newly promoted Brighton.

Kelechi Iheanacho play Iheanacho is expected to leave Manchester city (Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)


Victor Moses could play in Chelsea’s opening day home clash with Burnley if he has recovered from a toe surgery.

Victor Moses play Victor Moses is battling to be fit for Chelsea's opening day game (Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images )

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Watford who have Isaac Success in their books host Liverpool.

Premier League Opening Fixtures August 12

Arsenal v Leicester City

Brighton v Manchester City

Chelsea v Burnley

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

Everton v Stoke City

Manchester United v West Ham United

Newcastle United v Tottenham

Southampton v Swansea City

Watford v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth

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