Nigerians may have to start praying and fasting to make sure that key Super Eagles players are in one piece for the World Cup in Russia.

While there is anxiety in the air on what the outcome of the scan will be on Wilfred Ndidi who was injured on Saturday, Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alex Iwobi has picked up a hamstring injury.

Wenger confirmed the 21-year-old’s condition during his post-match conference.

"I took off Mkhitaryan because he had a little knock on his knee again, on the same knee – we could see that just looking at him in the dressing room,” the Frenchman stated.


"Ospina has a rib problem and Alex Iwobi has a hamstring problem, so we’ll see how well everyone recovers. Thursday will come very quickly.

"Definitely? At the moment, no, but we’ll have to monitor them over the next 48 hours. We’ll know more on Tuesday.”

Iwobi has played 23 league games for Arsenal this season and scored twice.

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