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Alex Iwobi Arsenal star impresses Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr

Rohr believes Iwobi deserves a call-up for the Super Eagles double header against Cameroon following his pre-season performances for Arsenal.

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi impressed in Arsenal's pre-season games (Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has impressed Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr with his performances in the Emirates Cup.

Iwobi played in two of Arsenal’s Emirates Cup games, starting the first where he scored in the 5-2 win over Benfica on Saturday, July 29.

He was introduced in the second half of Arsenal’s second game in the pre-season tournament but could not score as the Gunners fell 2-1.

Alex Iwobi play Iwobi played in all Arsenal's pre-season games (Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

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With these performances for Arsenal, Rohr believes Iwobi deserves a call-up for the Super Eagles double header against Cameroon.

“I want all my players to have to up their game to at least Iwobi level during this preseason to merit an invitation for the World Cup clash with Cameroon,” Rohr told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) website.

Gernot Rohr play Gernot Rohr says he will only invite players base on pre-season form (Alain Bourdaux/Icon Spor)


The season starts on August 11 in Europe and there won’t be enough time to assess the players based on league form.

“I will have to rely mainly on the preseason form to select players who will feature against Cameroon. So I expect my players to be firing at full cylinder ahead of the season to get a call-up."

Alex Iwobi play Iwobi is expected to be in Super Eagles squad for the double header against Cameroon (Reuters)

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Iwobi was heavily involved in Arsenal’s pre-season games, also playing in a couple of games during their tour of China.

The 21-year-old is expected to be part of the Super Eagles team that will play Cameroon in a double header next month in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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