Iwobi Is Going Nowhere – Arsenal Manager Emery

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery will not allow Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi to leave the club this season.

Emery made this known while doing a review of the three players that could still leave the club before September 1, when the European transfer window closes.

Iwobi, 22, had been tipped to leave the Emirates this summer before he signed a new long-term deal for the Gunners.

However, he could still be sold or loaned to a foreign club before the close of the transfer window in Europe.

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But Emery put all the speculations to rest when he left out Iwobi’s name from the list of three players that were available to leave the club.

He said he arrived at the list after meeting the players.

Speaking to the club’s website, Emery said, “Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to leave or come with more players.

“We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave.

“But the other players are with us and we are going to work at the Emirates the day before the match with all the players.”

Emery had earlier in the month expressed delight when Iwobi signed a five-year contract committing his future to the club till 2023.

The Spaniard said, “I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us.

“He is a great example of a player who can succeed from the academy through hard work and I look forward to working with him and our other talented young players in the squad.”

As doubts over his immediate future have been laid to rest, Iwobi is available for selection in Arsenal’s epic battle with Manchester City on Sunday.


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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