In other words, The Gunners hierarchy has authorized the offensive midfielder to fly down to Nigeria to join his international colleagues ahead of the trip to Libreville.
There were doubts surrounding Iwobi's availability for the fixture against the Central Africans, as Arsenal under 21 side will tackle Reading under- 21s in the U21 Premier League Division 2 on Wednesday.
''I'm excited to represent my country this week. I'm happy when I see a smile on my family's faces,'' said Alex Iwobi.
The 18 - year - old, who is the nephew of ex Super Eagles skipper Austin Okocha, has 11 caps for the youth teams of England.He practiced with the Olympic national team in January.
The Lagos - born player was an unused substitute when Arsenal clashed with Galatasaray in the Champions League two months ago.