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Iwobi breaks silence on why he left Arsenal

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Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi has revealed that he left Arsenal to join Everton because he wants to “make a name” for himself.

Iwobi 23-year-old joined Everton in  a£35m deal last Thursday.

He made 148 senior appearances for Arsenal but was not considered a regular first-choice starter under Unai Emery.

Speaking about his move to Everton, Iwobi told the club website: “The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.

“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.

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“He has given me the confidence I will do well. I am ready for a new challenge and chapter in my life. 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.

“Hopefully I will be able to take on a bit more responsibility and add something to the team as well.”

“It is exciting times for Everton,” said Iwobi. “I was able to look at the transfers and players they have brought in – some great talent.

“It is not just me. There were quality players here before and they are still here.

“The manager has worked with Richarlison for a long while and made a name for him. “Hopefully he can do the same for not just me but Moise Kean and a few others who came in, too,” added Iwobi

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