He revealed earlier this month a gangrene infection had "eaten" eight centimetres of his Achilles tendon and said he had been told by doctors he should be "satisfied" just to be able to walk again.
"It started with a pain in the Achilles and it has gone from worse to worse".
Meanwhile, Iwobi himself has described injured Santi Carzola as the most skillful player in Arsenal.
Sadly for Theo, he's simply no Henry - well, either that, or Arsene Wenger simply doesn't have the faith in him to let him try.
'I saw him a month ago and told him to practise as best he can.
Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of Arsenal's premier league clash with Tottenham, Wenger said; "What we want from him is to add goals to his game, and these kind of experiences (playing and scoring for Nigeria) will help him to be confident to score". I hope he comes back in January.
GETTY Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham are in high spirits
Spain global Cazorla, who joined Arsenal from Malaga in 2012, recently told Spanish newspaper Marca he aims to be back playing in January.
Arsenal scored just one goal in both of those clashes, Lacazette coming off the bench to give them a glimmer of hope against City before the global break.
While the left-field decision to select Francis Coquelin as an emergency centre-half was, to a degree, forced upon Wenger due to injuries and a desire to persist with a 3-4-3 formation which has never totally convinced, relegating Alexandre Lacazette to the bench was senseless and bordered on total negligence. He didn't play away from home at City.
"He is getting these comments, but I think he is dealing with it very well. I trust him completely".