Alex Iwobi Illness: Updates on Arsenal Youngster's Status and Return

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured Columnist

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has been released from hospital after suffering from a bout of food poisoning on Tuesday.

Continue for updates.


Iwobi Confirms He's Ready for Nigeria Debut

Wednesday, March 23

Hamish Mackay of the Mirror confirmed Iwobi had been discharged from hospital.


England Set to Miss Out on Arsenal Man

Iwobi, nephew of ex-Premier League favourite Jay-Jay Okocha, has represented Nigeria in friendly appearances against the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon, but he's yet to represent the Super Eagles in competition.

The teenager was called up to the squad for Friday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt, at which point the Lagos-born attacker would no longer be able to represent England, for whom he is also qualified to play.

Iwobi was born in Nigeria but has lived in England since he was young, sparking rumours he could represent his adopted nation if Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson handed him a call-up. 

The youngster has already featured for England's youth teams, from under-16 through to under-18 level, but that allegiance will soon end.

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