Alex Iwobi explains why he left Arsenal for Everton

Ready to make a name for himself in the Premier League

Alex Iwobi has explained some of the reasoning behind his decision to leave Arsenal and join Everton on transfer deadline day.

The 23-year-old had spent the entirety of his career with Arsenal, after coming through their youth ranks.

Last season was probably his most successful, with the player having featured in 51 matches across the campaign.

In that time, he scored six goals and assisted nine.

That impressive season convinced Everton to splash the cash on Iwobi in the summer transfer window.

The Toffees reportedly paid in the region of £35 million to sign the Englishman.

Now, ahead of his Everton debut, Iwobi has been speaking about his motivation to leave Arsenal.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Iwobi looking to shake his youngster tag

The Englishman has revealed that one factor in his decision to leave was his youngster tag at Arsenal.

Iwobi claims that he is now looking to shake that, while also making a name for himself in the Premier League.

‘The offer was too attractive for me to turn down,” Iwobi explained to Everton’s official website.

‘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.

‘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.’

Having made a plethora of signings this summer, Everton fans will be hoping for some form of top-six push this season.


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