This is also as manager Arsene Wenger has continued to shower praises on Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny.
Following his superb performances in Saturday’s league game against Everton which Arsenal won away by 2:0, with Iwobi scoring his very first Premier League goal, the manager Wenger particularly lauded the Nigerian star performer, a nephew of former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
“I like him. He is an intelligent and humble boy. He has developed well,” Wenger said of the Nigerian teenager.
“Elneny has given us a very good balance in the way we want to play football.”
Meanwhile, Wenger has reiterated that his side are still in the Premier League title race.
The Gunners gave their slim title hope a boost after they beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park in the early kick-off.
A debut goal for Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck’s opener gave Arsenal the much needed win, leaving the Gunners 11 points behind leaders Leicester. Arsenal have a game in hand.
In his post-match reaction after the win, Wenger said Arsenal will have to continue playing well in their remaining fixtures.
“It is still mathematically possible. If we don’t believe, who will? We will need good performances,” he said.
On his part, Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia, has remained upbeat over the performance of Iwobi, saying the player is a boost to his squad ahead of the two-legged Egypt tie.