Alex Iwobi Set To Make A Return Against Old Side Arsenal As He Would Miss Three Weeks Of Action Due To Injury.

Everton have provided positive update on Super Eagles star Alexander Iwobi who was stretchered off in pains in their 3-1 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Friday night.

The 26-year-old damaged his ankle ligaments following a nasty challenge by defender Tyrell Malacia in the 51st minute of the encounter at Old Trafford.

Iwobi was in obvious pain after Malacia’s crunching tackle that caught the Everton man’s right ankle.

The discomfort was evident, and the former Arsenal midfielder’s reaction after being treated on the pitch and stretchered off, suggested he was expected to be out for a long time, as he was replaced by Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Iwobi, though, hoped for the best and fans of the Merseyside club waited anxiously for the scan results. 

Meanwhile, after undergoing a scan on Sunday, it was revealed that the Nigerian would not spend a prolonged period on the sidelines receiving treatment.

“Alex Iwobi is expected to be out for around three weeks with the ankle ligament injury sustained against Manchester United on Friday,” read a statement on the club’s website. 

“The Everton midfielder was taken off on a stretcher early in the second half of the FA Cup tie at Old Trafford.

“Scan results on Saturday confirmed a lateral ligament injury that will be managed conservatively by the Club’s medical team at Finch Farm.”

Iwobi is now expected to miss out of action for three weeks, as Frank Lampard's men gets prepared to play Southampton at home, and West Ham away in that period.

“Appreciate The Love, Back Soon”... Iwobi wrote to his followers on Twitter.

The midfielder is likely to make a return in the Premier League game against his old side Arsenal on February 4th at Goodison Park.

 Everton are currently ranked 18th following a devastating 4-1 defeat at home to Brighton, while Arsenal hold first position.

Despite Everton’s unimpressive performances this season, Iwobi has been exceptional in Frank Lampard’s squad, playing in the Toffees’ last 18 games.

He has scored once and assisted five times this season.

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