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Wenger includes Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom in Arsenal’s Asia tour

09 July 2015, 16:46

London - Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has included two Anglo - Nigerian players in his squad list for The Gunners pre - season tour of Singapore.

Striker Chuba Akpom and attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi have been given  the opportunity to convince the Frenchman that they deserve a spot in the  first team, with both making Wenger's 27-player roster.

Iwobi, in particular, only made the squad because Alexis and David Ospina have been granted extended vacations after their participation in the Copa America while Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky will remain in London due to injury.

The Olympic National Team target enjoyed a breakout season with Arsenal's youth team last term, scoring 12 goals across all competitions including his first professional hat-trick which came against Stoke U21s in April.

On the other hand, Chuba Akpom made three substitute appearances for the Londoners in the Premier League before he was farmed out on loan to Nottingham Forest towards the end of March to improve his chances of regular first team football.

Arsenal will play Singapore Select XI on July 15 before they head back to London, where they will host Lyon and Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup.

-Soccer Laduma

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