The club has made a Uturn over the player’s participation at the Games because he might not be part of their pre-season training ahead of a new term scheduled to start on August 13.
The Olympics will take place August 5 to 21. Okocha said Iwobi was keen to feature at the world’s grandest sporting showpiece and football authorities in Nigeria were still locked in discussion with the Gunners to find a way around the situation.
“Nobody knows yet if Iwobi will play at the Olympic Games. They are still negotiating with Arsenal but nothing has been concluded. He wants to play at the Games,” he said.