Arsenal star Alex Iwobi's father Chuka Iwobi understands it might be hard for some English-born players with Nigerian family backgrounds to decide on who they want to represent.

Fulham's on-loan winger Sheyi Ojo is reportedly wanted by Nigeria's senior team, having played for the young Lions so far in his career.

Ojo is currently out with a long-term injury and back at parent club Liverpool receiving treatment.

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Nigeria are keeping tabs on a number of English-born talent in Aidy Boothroyd's U21 squad who won the U20 World Cup earlier this year.

Now, there could be a tussle to persuade the likes of Ojo, Tammy Abraham and Ademola Lookman to remain with England in the near future.

Fulham's Sheyi Ojo leaves the field on a stretcher after picking up an injury at Loftus Road, London. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

"The simple answer is there is a lot of misconceptions trying to do that. We also saw it when we first switched," Iwobi's father said.

"For a player who has been in abroad for the better part of his years there are always going to be so many difficulties.

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"My answer has always been come and see for yourself and don’t make assumptions. We came, we saw and we are here.

"Obviously there are ways to improve on but it’s not about that and the positives surpass the negatives.

"I’m sure every father will be proud to see his son play for his country of birth."