Good news for Emery: Key Arsenal star to make return next week before Newcastle
Unai Emery has been handed some good news on the injury front, a week ahead of the clash with Newcastle in the Premier League.
The new Arsenal manager has watched his team bounce back from the disappointing results in their first two games of the season which saw them lose 2-0 to Manchester City before suffering a 3-2 loss away to Chelsea a week later.
One man who produced a fine display in that defeat at Stamford Bridge is Alex Iwobi, who could not play a part in the game against Cardiff City last Sunday.
However, the young midfielder is set to make a return to action after the international break, according to his father.
“Thanks for the concern. Indeed it was sad for Alex that he wasn’t in the squad for the Arsenal match versus Cardiff and had to withdraw from National Team for the match versus Seychelles,” Iwobi’s father told allnigeriasoccer.com this week.
“He is on the road to recovery and should be back before the game against Newcastle (on 15 September).
“He loves playing for Nigeria and was extremely disappointed (not to be available for the game against Seychelles).”
Iwobi, who was recently rewarded with a new contract at the club, remains a key member of an Arsenal side looking to secure a place back in the Champions League.
When the Gunners travel to Newcastle next week, they will be looking to register their third victory in a row in the Premier League after back-to-back wins against West Ham and Cardiff City.