Panic for Gernot Rohr as Iwobi may be out of Burkina Faso, Senegal friendlies

Panic for Gernot Rohr as Iwobi may be out of Burkina Faso, Senegal friendlies

- Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi could be out of Super Eagles friendlies against Burkina Faso and Senegal

- The Arsenal forward is down with sickness which forced him out of the Gunners' 5-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League

- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Iwobi has not recovered

There are strong indications that Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi could opt out of the Super Eagles friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in March 2017 due to illness.

Panic for Gernot Rohr as star striker may be out of Burkina Faso, Senegal friendlies

Arsenal and Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi

The 20-year-old Nigerian international is also doubtful for Arsenal's crucial FA Cup quarter final tie against Lincoln City on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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Alex Iwobi was not part of the Gunners' side that suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat in their return leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at the Emirates against Bayern Munich and manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he has not yet recovered.

''I believe that we have two uncertainties which is Welbeck who had to come off after the warm up against Bayern Munich and also Alex Iwobi who is also down with sickness,'' Wenger explained.

Meanwhile, there is no official statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as regards a possible replacement for Alex Iwobi should he decide to stay out of the two friendly games.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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