English FA left with 5-days to convince Jay- Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi to play for England instead of Nigeria

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The English Football Association is making a very strong effort to convince Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi to play for England, and not Nigeria.

Iwobi is currently in line to make his competitive debut THIS WEEK after being named in Nigeria’s squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Egypt, who they host this Friday before the away return next Tuesday.'


The 19 year old, who is also nephew to Legendary African footballer Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, scored his first premier league goal for

Arsenal last weekend

Read the report from MirrorSport below...

''Iwobi is in line to make his competitive debut THIS WEEK after being named in Nigeria’s squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Egypt, who they host this Friday before the away return next Tuesday.' That has prompted desperate late attempts from the FA to try to get Iwobi to change his mind.
There is no suggestion Iwobi will be fast-tracked into the senior England set-up and handed a premature call-up. But FA chiefs do see him as a potential future Three Lions international and know their hopes of landing him will be dashed if he plays in Nigeria’s upcoming games. 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed up the FA’s views on Iwobi by giving the youngster a glowing reference.'' ''He is understood to have told the FA the player has a big future at the North Londoners and, having let him get away once, they should do everything possible to try to get him back.''
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