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Super Eagles Arsenal manager Wenger congratulates Nigeria on World Cup qualification

Arsene Wenger is also very proud of Iwobi for scoring the goal that sent Nigeria to the World Cup.

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Arsene Wenger play Arsene Wenger has congratulated on the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (SKY SPORTS NEWS HQ)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has congratulated Nigeria on their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured a World Cup ticket with a 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday, October 7.

Arsene Wenger's congratulatory message to all Nigerians on qualifying for #Russia2018 World Cup.

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It was Arsenal star Alex Iwobi who scored the goal that sent the Super Eagles of Nigeria to their sixth FIFA World Cup and Wenger is even prouder of his player’s achievement.

Congratulations to all the fans in Nigeria, I know that you are very very many and we are very proud that you qualified,” Wenger said in a video released by Arsenal. 

Alex Iwobi play It was Arsenal star Alex Iwobi that scored for Nigeria to send the Super Eagles to the World Cup (Twitter/Victor Modo)

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On top of that, of course, our player scored the goal for you that makes us very proud.

“Well done and see you in Russia and I’m sure you will have a great trip.”

Nigerians are very fond of Wenger especially because of his relationship with national hero Kanu Nwankwo whom he managed at Arsenal for six years.

Kanu Nwankwo and Arsene Wenger play Arsene Wenger signed Kanu Nwankwo to Arsenal in February 1999 (Arsenal FC )


Before Kanu, Wenger had worked with Victor Ikpeba, signing the then youngster from RFC Liégeois in France.

These days, the veteran French manager manages Iwobi along with Chuba Akpom, a Nigerian-born youngster.

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