By Johnny Edward:
Arsenal’s Nigerian teen star Alex Iwobi is delighted to have made his competitive senior debut for the Gunners in Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Iwobi who was an unused substitute for Arsenal in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup played all 90 minutes of the encounter as Arsene Wenger’s men crashed out of the competition.
An excited Iwobi who was a surprise inclusion in the squad and has been called up to Nigeria’s U-23 squad for next month’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal tweeted: “Despite the result, happy to have made my debut for @Arsenal.”
The youngster who recently signed a contract extension Arsenal has also been capped twice by the Super Eagles.
Iwobi scored a brace for Arsenal U-19s in their 2-0 home win against counterparts Bayern in the UEFA Youth League at Meadow Park last week.