In the lead-up to the highly anticipated Europa League semi-final second-leg clash between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, exudes confidence in his readiness to contribute significantly to the Gunners’ campaign. Iwobi, set to make his seventh Europa League appearance, is determined to overcome the lingering concerns about a hamstring injury that surfaced following Arsenal’s recent 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.
Manager Arsene Wenger, addressing Iwobi’s condition, acknowledged the player’s resilience in battling the hamstring issue. Following a full 90-minute display at Old Trafford, Iwobi’s commitment to the cause was evident, and Wenger’s statement highlighted the underlying challenges faced by the Nigerian international.
Arsenal, now facing a pivotal moment in their Europa League journey, must secure a victory or attain a scoreline with two goals in a draw at the Wanda Metropolitano to advance to the final. The first leg at the Emirates Stadium concluded with a 1-1 stalemate, intensifying the anticipation for the upcoming clash in Spain.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Iwobi expressed optimism about his fitness, stating, “I believe it is very good. I am still being assessed, but to me, it is good, and I will be okay. We will have to wait and see, but I believe I will be okay and fit [for Atletico].”
Despite grappling with a hamstring concern, Iwobi has been a consistent presence for Arsenal this season, featuring in 35 games and contributing two goals. As the football world eagerly awaits the outcome of the Europa League showdown, Iwobi’s potential impact looms large, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the narrative of this crucial encounter.