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Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi shifts focus to Arsenal

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi has already turned his attention to club matters after helping Nigeria to a third-place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Iwobi played in every match during his country’s campaign in Egypt, scoring in the 3-2 win over Cameroon.

The 23-year-old tells BBC Sport cannot wait for the new Premier League season to start:

“I’ve had a tournament to remember but you only get a few days off to refresh then switch focus to club football again.

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi played in all of Nigeria’s matches at Afcon

“The target and challenge is always the same, it will be a new season but our determination will be to win every game and competition.”

He added: “Of course, we want to be better than last season (a fifth-placed finish), where we had some positives by going unbeaten for 22 games in all competitions and the plan will be to stay consistent throughout the season.”

Iwobi joined Arsenal as a nine year old and has come through the club’s Hale End Academy, before breaking into the first team in 2015.

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