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Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi Wants a FIFA 17 Showdown with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi Wants a FIFA 17 Showdown with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has the perfect idea to celebrate Arsene Wenger‘s 20th anniversary as Gunners boss – he wants to play him at FIFA 17.

Iwobi has enjoyed a blistering start to life in Arsenal’s senior side, having made his first-team debut only in April.

Stunning performances in the Premier League and Champions League have seen him rewarded with a new contract, and his brilliant form was capped off by the man of the match award during the 3-0 victory over Chelsea at the weekend.

Iwobi couldn’t be more grateful to Wenger for his help and guidance behind the scenes, and wants to thank him by taking on the Frenchman in the virtual football world.

Speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat, the Nigerian international said: “I’d be surprised if he has played FIFA but if he has then that’s banter.

“I’d like to take him on, yeah.

“Even if we are planning something else to celebrate, we might want to keep it a surprise.

“I’m not really a party hat kind of guy, but if I have to then I’ll wear one.”

The Nigerian international also added that he is proud to play for a manager like Wenger, saying: “He’s experienced, he knows about the Premier League, he knows about everything.

“It’s such a great feeling to work for him, especially when he’s been at the club for 20 years and has worked with some class players.

“To be involved with that is just crazy. He’s completely relaxed.

“He’s a calm guy, an approachable guy and he knows what’s best for you.”

We’re willing to bet that Wenger is a bit of a dark horse when it comes to things like that – he probably spends hours playing those practise games in the menu section.

What do you make of Iwobi’s suggestion? Would Wenger be a tough match at FIFA?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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