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Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by NaijaCelebrity: 11:39am On Aug 14
The Nigeria international moved to Merseyside on transfer deadline day to become the seventh summer signing by Marco Silva

Alex Iwobi revealed the desire to make a name for himself and to shake off the ‘youngster' tag at Arsenal propelled him to join Everton.

The 23-year-old teamed up with the Toffees on transfer deadline day, becoming the seventh summer signing by Marco Silva after Ivory Coast’s Jean Philippe Gbamin, Moise Kean, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and Djibril Sidibe.

Iwobi joined the Goodison Park outfit on a five-year deal for a fee of an initial £28 million, which could rise to £34 million with potential add-ons.

The winger started in the Gunners academy before breaking into the first team, where he went on to make 149 senior appearances for the side, scoring 15 goals.

The Nigeria international, who was a regular member of Unai Emery’s squad last season, has lifted the lid behind leaving the club where he grew from a boy to a man.

“I spoke to the manager and Marcel [Brands] and they almost lured me in,” Iwobi told Everton TV.

“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.

“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.”

The forward also lauded the other summer signings by the Toffees and hopes manager Marco Silva will help them to achieve great success with the club.

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

“It is not just me. There were quality players here before [the summer] 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.”

Iwobi is yet to make his debut for Everton after missing their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace last weekend.

The forward could be involved when the Toffees take on Watford in their next league game on Saturday.



Source: https://ngg.ng/2019/08/14/alex-iwobi-reveals-why-he-left-arsenal-for-everton/

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Madaraa1(m): 11:48am On Aug 14
I would really want this guy to succeed don't know why

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by sod09(m): 12:09pm On Aug 14
we sold him grin grin grin

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by MasonKendall(m): 12:30pm On Aug 14
I think with the investment everton has made over the past five seasons they deserve a champions or Europa league place this season ahead of arsenal

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by MrGidifeed: 1:19pm On Aug 14
lol
sod09:
we sold him grin grin grin

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by aliondo: 2:18pm On Aug 14
Madaraa1:
I would really want this guy to succeed don't know why

You have a good heart. ..

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by ManspaceBarber(m): 2:18pm On Aug 14
I wish you nothing but the best.
Arsenal fans, have you gotten the 2019/20 Season Jersey?
Take a look at it. I have good deals on all club jerseys.

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by money121(m): 2:18pm On Aug 14
Niceone
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by drips8(m): 2:18pm On Aug 14
Good luck to him on his new adventure smiley
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by asatemple(f): 2:19pm On Aug 14
My guy flex, you are in your prime in this profession

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Soso99024: 2:19pm On Aug 14
I hate football

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Maxcollins042(m): 2:19pm On Aug 14
This is a fable for children. We all know that you were sold to pool parts of the funds used in securing Nicolas Pepe's services and creating room for him as well.

In one breath you made it clear to the Arsenal's top brass you will be leaving the club should they sign Wilfred Zaha, as you will be playing second fiddle to him, and in another breath you are saying you left cos the offer from a runt of a litter was too good to reject.

Fibber carry on with the lies.

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Johnedoh: 2:19pm On Aug 14
Madaraa1:
I would really want this guy to succeed don't know why

Me too! He's got good potential

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by canalily(m): 2:20pm On Aug 14
Yes because they don't have weapons again
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Pidginwhisper: 2:20pm On Aug 14
Still cheap @ £28M excluding add-ons. I hope one day he realize that he was doing great without the dread until he decided to his weight for head. undecided
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Neimar: 2:20pm On Aug 14
Shutup

You nr sabi play like that

You nr be arsenal material

You suppose dy play for burnley, brighton etc
grin grin

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by vincent10(m): 2:20pm On Aug 14
He perform do better.

He has defeated the psychological effect of people seeing him as youngster instead a great player.

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by OhiOfIhima: 2:21pm On Aug 14
sod09:
we sold him grin grin grin

He left una trophless team that can only related to emirate cup cheesy

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by ecclize: 2:21pm On Aug 14
Sharp guy... U for chop bench taya... £75m na beans?
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by JubrinElSudan: 2:21pm On Aug 14
No go allow Moise Kean overshadow you oh
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by babyfaceafrica: 2:22pm On Aug 14
MasonKendall:
I think with the investment everton has made over the past five seasons they deserve a champions or Europa league place this season ahead of arsenal
lolz...Fulham spent over a 100m..they were relegated!!

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by EmzyT(m): 2:24pm On Aug 14
He left Arsenal to WIN TROPHIES grin

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by TheShopKeeper(m): 2:25pm On Aug 14
...i pray he succeeds at everton...
Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by nonix22(m): 2:26pm On Aug 14
He is so calm and Humble
Madaraa1:
I would really want this guy to succeed don't know why

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Champneys: 2:31pm On Aug 14
Average player, Everton FC is your level anyway.
Good decision to let him go by Arsenal, who clearly needs to get rid of some players to kick-start a serious rebuilding process, unless the scam we were solid by that failure called Wenger and Gazidis!

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by maxilly(m): 2:32pm On Aug 14
Soso99024:
I hate football
So what?

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by WINNERMENTALITY: 2:33pm On Aug 14
Work more on your finishing skills and grow more hearth

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by Notatribalist(m): 2:34pm On Aug 14
MasonKendall:
I think with the investment everton has made over the past five seasons they deserve a champions or Europa league place this season ahead of arsenal
because Arsenal did not invest right?

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Re: Alex Iwobi: Why I Left Arsenal For Everton by BomBellaBlog: 2:36pm On Aug 14
I'm not sure Iwobi made that move because of trophies. I'm just thinking it's for the benefits and nothing more.

Arsenal has a far better chance to win a trophy at their worst than Everton at their best.

EmzyT:
He left Arsenal to WIN TROPHIES grin

OhiOfIhima:


He left una trophless team that can only related to emirate cup cheesy

canalily:
Yes because they don't have weapons again

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