The Nigeria Football Federation are battling to secure the release of Arsenal centre-back Semi Ajayi for Nigeria’s Under 23 National Team training camp, according to his agent.
But club commitments with the Gunners might prevent Semi Ajayi from embarking on the 2,960-mile journey from London to Abuja this month.
”We are aware of his invitation, but I don’t think Arsenal will release him. I am not sure they will, we will have to wait,” Semi Ajayi’s agent simply told SL10.ng.
Only last year, Semi Ajayi was hoping to make the Flying Eagles squad, having trained with the team in Germany, but John Obuh surprisingly declared him surplus to requirements when he named his final roster.
Nonetheless, that did not diminish his worth in the eyes of manager Arsene Wenger, with the Frenchman including the youngster in two of his match day squads this season.