Arsenal youngster, Alex Iwobi has stated that he is quite pleased with the passion and love shown him by Nigeria football fans after he made his official debut for the country last month.
Iwobi enjoyed some playing time in the two AFCON qualifiers against Egypt last month after he featured in a number of friendlies last year and he is already feeling he made the right choice to pick Nigeria over England.
“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. I’m enjoying playing for them,” Iwobi told the Arsenal website.
“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. It’s a bit mad and the fans are crazy.”
He added: “I was hoping to contribute to the team and I came on for eight minutes [for my debut]. I was buzzing and all the fans were clapping and singing songs. The second game we unfortunately lost and went out of the Africa Cup of Nations, but that moment was crazy and a great feeling.
“Hopefully I can play more competitions for them.”
With Arsene Wenger already giving the green lights, Iwobi looks set to feature for Nigeria in the football event of the Rio Olympics.