Iwobi Needs 16 Matches To Equal Kanu’s Arsenal 100


Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi needs to play 16 more matches during his days with The Gunners, in order to equal the mark of former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu, who is the first Nigerian player to reach 100 games with the London club.

Incidentally, Iwobi could get to the century milestone this year, should Arsenal go all the way to the Europa League final, which would add to his tally, with remains fixtures in the Carabao Cup and English Premier League.

Consequently, Iwobi is poised to become the second Nigerian player to hit one hundred appearances for Arsenal if they qualify for the final of the Europa League.

Kanu is the first Nigerian player to get 100 games for The Gunners, which he achieved during the 2000-2001 season when Iwobi was five years old.

A breakdown of the statistics show that Iwobi has worn an Arsenal shirt in competitive fixtures 84 times, and needs to play 16 more games to reach the 100 mark.

With Arsenal already out of the FA Cup, the best case is that they have 21 more games to play in all competitions before end of the season if they qualify for the final of the Europa League.

In total, Iwobi has played 56 games for Arsenal in the Premier League, 9 each in the Champions League and FA Cup, 7 in the League Cup, 2 in the Europa League and one Community Shield.

The Arsenal number seventeen has netted eight goals for the first-team since his debut against Sheffield Wednesday in October 2015.


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