Iheanacho and Iwobi Face Off in Manchester City vs Arsenal Match

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Alex Iwobi

The Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi will face each other head to head as Manchester City host Arsenal in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Both teams are still battling for an automatic slot for next season’s Champions League.

Iheanacho’s recent form simply puts him ahead of Iwobi considering the fact that he scored 13 goals in all competitions this season for the Citizens and has played a crucial part to their European ticket aspirations.

He was on the scorer’s sheet last weekend, netting a brace in City’s 4-2 loss to Southampton at Saint Mary’s Stadium.

Regarded as the bright star for the City team, Iheanacho will be hoping to add to his goal tally against an Arsenal side that will be determined to avoid defeat on Sunday, in order to increase his chances of becoming a regular starter for the team under incoming coach, Pep Guardiola next season.

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Kelechi Iheanacho

“[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 the 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].”

Meanwhile, Iwobi’s continuous starting role in the colors of the Gunners will face a stern test against a City side that will be hoping to avoid another defeat after bowing out in the semifinal of the Champions League to Real Madrid.

The Nigerian international was substituted last weekend in the second half for Danny Welbeck, who later got the winning goal battled for during relegation against Norwich City.