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Nigerian international Alex Iwobi has revealed his intentions to represent his national side at the Rio Olympics this summer.

Iwobi has been exceptional since his introduction to the Arsenal first team this season.

His impressive form as earned him a reward of a contract review of 30-a-week.

The games  start August 5 but the football competition begins on August 3.

If Iwobi is being selected he will miss the opening fixtures of 2016/17 campaign.

“I am looking forward to the forthcoming Olympics and if I am invited, I will do my best to make a meaningful contribution,” Iwobi told

“I believe that Nigeria has a crop of excellent players who are capable of doing great things at the Olympics. Coach Samson Siasia deserves a lot of praise for securing a place for the nation at the Olympics.

“I do not have any regrets whatsoever in opting to play for Nigeria and will always do my best whenever I put on the green white green colours of Nigeria. I hope to be involved in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers too.

“I am very grateful to my teammates, the Nigeria Football Federation, coaches, the press and fans for the warm welcome I received following my decision to come home.


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