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Iheanacho, Iwobi Battle For Top Four In EPL

Iheanacho and Iwobi
Posted: May 8, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Kelechi Iheanacho, the Manchester City forward, is set to come up against his compatriot, Alex Iwobi, when City welcomes Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium in Sunday’s fight for a Champions League place

Two of the brightest young Nigerian talents in Europe would face off on Sunday in a battle between the third and fourth-placed sides.

Iheanacho has said he looks forward to facing Super Eagles team mate, Iwobi in a battle for the automatic UCL spot.

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup best player is on a scoring spree after notching his 13th goal of the season from a brace against Southampton last weekend. He’ll face Iwobi whose goals have dried up but not his inventiveness in the middle of the park.

“[Arsenal] are a clever, quick team and I think this will be a very tough game for us, but one we have to win,” Iheanacho told City website.

“I will be up against my brother, Alex Iwobi, who I know really well from the Nigerian national team – he’s a great player and he’s looking forward to playing against us [too].”

Both players were roommates during the Super Eagles’ pair of Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Egypt in March.

City needs to win to close the three-point gap between both teams who have seen their campaign blighted by injuries as they lost sight of EPL leaders, Leicester and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.