Iwobi: why I left Arsenal
The need to make a name for myself why I moved to Everton – Alex Iwobi
The Nigerian jump ship from Arsenal to Everton on the last day of the English transfer window and sighted the offer of a bigger responsibility at the Toffees was the reason he left Arsenal.
Iwobi, who joined the Arsenal academy at the age of seven ended his seven-year association with the London club in a fee worth around £35m.
The Nigeria international in a total of 149 appearances for Arsenal, the 23-year-old scored 15 goals – 3 of those were in last season.
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Speaking on the rationale behind the move, he told the Everton official website, “The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.”
“I spoke to the manager and Marcel and they almost lured me in.
“The manager was telling me, ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care of you’. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.
“I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move, I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.”
Iwobi didn’t make the team for Everton’s opening day 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace last Saturday, but he’s in line to make his debut, as the Toffees will face Watford this Saturday.
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