August 17, 2017

Iwobi, Iheanacho tussle in EPL opener

Nigerian Challenge:Iwobi(left)to face brother, iheanacho today in london clash.

NIGERIA youngsters-Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are good pals when on national team duty with the Super Eagles but this night at the Emirates, Iheanacho won’t find the good host in Iwobi.

Iwobi is at home with Arsenal in the English Premier League Friday night opener as Iheanacho visits first time as a player of Leicester City.

Iwobi has undertaken a decent pre-season but it is not the case with Iheanacho who just nine days ago, completed a loan switch to the Foxes where there are compatriots-Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi.

Arsenal command a large following in Nigeria and Iwobi is not certainly alone against Iheanacho, Musa and Ndidi.

Apart from the Nigerians’ a lot of factors make this game an interesting one to look forward to.

Fans watching will also cast a critical look at Alexandre Lacazette and African Footballer Of The Year, Riyad Mahrez.

Lacazette has nowhere to hide being Arsenal’s record 52m signing who has scored two pre-season goals while Mahrez’s interest to join The Gunners this summer has not been disguised. He is a certain pick for Craig Shakespeare and his body language will be strongly scruitinised.