Alex Iwobi has revealed how England failed in a last-ditch bid to switch countries back from Nigeria.
The Arsenal midfielder, 21, played in Three Lions youth teams before deciding to play international football for the country where he was born.
“Originally, I’m from Nigeria. I always felt comfortable there. It was a hard decision because I’d played for England but I felt more at home there. When I first went they treated me like royalty, like a king. It’s a big thing there to play for Arsenal too.”