By Adeboye Amosu:
Alex Iwobi is disappointed to have relinquished his favourite jersey number 45 at English Premier League club Arsenal, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Nigerian international who broke into Arsenal’s first team last term following a string of impressive displays will wear Jersey 17 in the 2016/2017 season.
The jersey number was vacated by Chilean international Alexis Sanchez who has been assigned the jersey number 7 formerly worn by Tomas Rosicky who has left the Gunners.
“Also Very Gutted To Let Go of “Big45″… However it is an honour to be given the number 17, new chapter in my football career #COYG,” Iwobi wrote on his Twitter handle.
Iwobi was in action for Nigeria in their 1-0 win against Mali in an international friendly in Rouen, France on Friday.
He is expected to feature for the Super Eagles in their next friendly against Luxembourg on Tuesday.