Why Iwobi left Arsenal – Findings


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Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton to fulfil his desire to play in his preferred position of central midfield, The Cable reports.

Iwobi joined Everton on a five-year deal before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.

The  23-year old, who has been with the London club since he was eight, had to leave so as to get a regular playing time on the pitch.

“He left because of his desire to play in his preferred position in the centre of the midfield,” according to a family source.

“And also to play regular football at Everton.”

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“Everton is an ambitious club with a long tradition and he desires to be part of the history going forward.”

The relative further told TheCable that Alex’s humility and respect for his coaches is unequalled.

“He [Alex Iwobi] spoke with the manager before signing and he [Unai Emery] informed him that the club had been following his progress for quite some time now and his style of play suited the team,” he said.

“Alex is looking forward to the challenge and as usual will give his best. He is also looking to meeting his new teammates while calling on Everton fans to stand behind the team in their efforts to have a successful season,” he said.


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