London, UK – Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, is poised to mark his 40th Premier League start for Arsenal as they face Manchester City on Thursday night, eager to recover from their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s side in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium last Sunday.
Having debuted in the Premier League in October 2015, the Nigerian international has accumulated 56 appearances for Arsenal in the league. Iwobi’s versatility and impact on the field have earned him a key role in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
In Sunday’s encounter, Iwobi entered the game as a 73rd-minute substitute for Aaron Ramsey. Now eyeing his 14th start in 18 Premier League games this season, Iwobi aims to secure a significant role in the Gunners’ lineup against Manchester City.
If selected, this milestone would mark Iwobi’s 40th start in 57 league games over three seasons with Arsenal. His determination to contribute substantially to the team’s success remains evident, as he looks to register his first win against City in the five encounters he has played against them.
While Iwobi has faced City three times this season, including the Carabao Cup final, and suffered defeats in all, Thursday’s clash offers an opportunity for redemption. As Arsenal seeks to bounce back from their recent loss, Iwobi’s commitment and potential impact could play a pivotal role in their pursuit of victory against the table-topping City.