*Alex Iwobi (right) with Chuba Akpom on Arsenal duty before Iwobi left for Everton
Former Arsenal player who now plays for Everton Football of England, Alex Iwobi wants his teammate, Chuba Akpom to be invited by the football authorities in Nigeria to enable Akpon represent Nigeria at the senior level. Akpom, just like Iwobi, represented England at different youth levels but is yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions of England.
Iwobi in an Instagram Live conversation with Don Dada, the former Arsenal winger said he hoped the PAOK striker would be invited to the Super Eagles. When asked to name the top five footballers he played with in his career, Iwobi said, “The first one is Santi Cazorla, he is crazy. When he comes to the pitch and touches the ball, it’s like he’s blessing the ball.
“I always say this one, Glen Kamara, the most underrated footballer. I remember back in the day, me and him in midfield, for our youth team. Number three, just because I played with him from young, so the chemistry whenever we play, Chuba. We never got to express it for Arsenal. Even now I am hoping he gets a call-up from Nigeria because of the chemistry.
“Four is (Mezut) Ozil, he is crazy. Obviously because of his body language people think he’s not working hard but he actually works hard, people judge it wrong. They are going to find this a bit weird but I’m going to say Francis Coquelin. I have been lucky to play with world-class players,” Iwobi said.