Arsenal rising star Joseph Olowu wants Super Eagles call up after opting to play for Nigeria ahead of Three Lions of England.

The 20-year-old Ibadan-born defender who is currently on six months loan with Ireland struggling side Cork in January but the teenager hoping that some impressive performances across the sea would pave the way for a first-team role at Mikel Arteta team when the 2020-21 season kicks off.

Olowu was under consideration to be called up to the Nigeria squad for a U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan last year but the invitation was withdrawn due to a passport issue.

The Gunners who have been with the North London giant since he 13  is more likely to make his first appearance at international level with the Super Eagles as he said on Instagram live. with Eagles Tracker.

“It is something I’ve always looked forward to so I don’t think I would be overwhelmed.

“Of course I’ll be very excited and very grateful for the opportunity but I would not let that affect how I perform.

“When the opportunity does come I’ll take it with both hands and just show what I know I can do and enjoy it for sure.”


Olowu selected two central midfielders in the shape of Gedion Zelalem and Ismaël Bennacer, who were formerly with the Arsenal Academy as the two best players he has trained with.

“I think the player that probably comes to my mind is between two midfielders Gedion Zelalem and Ismaël Bennacer, I was fortunate to play with them in training.

“Gedion plays in America at the moment and Ismael plays for AC Milan, they were both at the Arsenal Academy, they’ve moved on now.

“It will be a dream to play for Arsenal first team, to progress it will be amazing honestly speaking.”

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