ARSENAL midfielder Alex Iwobi has praised the passion of Nigeria football fans and the way they get behind the players whenever the Super Eagles take to the pitch after he made his competitive debut for the country last month.
Iwobi, 19, featured in the two African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt last month after he featured in a number of friendlies last year. He said England had contacted him about playing for them at full international level but the mercurial playmaker opted for Nigeria instead.
“The love Nigeria showed me when I played for them in a friendly, the fans were just crazy. The fans almost eat you up because they love you so much and I’m enjoying playing for them.
“When you’re getting out of the airport there are fans already there screaming Arsenal, Arsenal. Gunners for life and it’s just mad. Some of them have Arsenal shirts and then others will ask me for Arsenal shirts,” Iwobi added.
He added that he was buzzing and all the fans were clapping and singing songs when he came on against Egypt but unfortunately in the second game the team crashed out. Expressing his disappointment at not going to the Nations Cup, Iwobi said he is hopeful that he can play more competitions for Super Eagles.