By Johnny Edward:
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi is looking forward to making his debut for the Super Eagles in either of the two international friendlies in Belgium this week, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Iwobi, a late call-up to the squad after he was cleared to play for Nigeria having featured for England's U-19s and U-21s, could soon make a loan move away from the Emirates to get regular playing time.
He was one of the 15 players that trained under the watchful eyes of coach Sunday Oliseh at the Battice FC training ground on Monday evening.
Iwobi tweeted: "Got To Belgium Safely & Trained With The Squad , Looking Forward To The Week."
The three time AFCON champions take on take on the Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo in Vise, Liege on Thursday before playing the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Dendermonde on Sunday.
However, Arsenal manager Arsenr Wenger is said to be reluctant to let Iwobi leave the club on loan this season, according to the youngster's father, reports the London Evening Standard.
"A few clubs in the United Kingdom and abroad have approached Arsenal to take Alex on loan but Arsene Wenger wants him to be with the first team because he did very well in pre-season," Iwobi's father said.
"Alex's preferred option at this stage is to go on loan to gain first team experience and come back to Arsenal later on to fight for a place.
"Hopefully a loan move will be sorted out by the time Alex comes back from international duties. As regards the likely club Alex will play for on loan, at the moment discussions are ongoing."Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN