Iwobi has revealed the real reason he left the Gunners for Everton.
Everton Midfielder, Alex Iwobi said one of the key reasons he opted to leave Arsenal and join Everton was to throw off the “youngster tag” he had at the Emirates Stadium.
The Nigerian International has been at Arsenal since 2004 and made his senior debut in 2015.
During His last four full seasons, he made over 100 appearances in the Premier League for Arsenal.
But he has never nailed down a guaranteed starting spot, and following the signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille, another attacker likely to restrict Iwobi’s game time. He opted to leave.
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Everton paid £34 million to sign him and Iwobi said the promise of first-team action under former manager Marco Silva was a key factor in his decision to move to Everton.
He said the offer was too attractive for him to turn down. His manager was telling him:
There is a spot for you, we will take care of you.’ Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.
In His Words: “He gave me the confidence I will do well.
I was ready for a new challenge and chapter in my life. I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, I believed with this move.
I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton. “
Although it has been rough for him since he arrived at Goodison Park and he hasn’t met expectations, He still believes he has the potential to turn things around.