Alex Iwobi reveals why he left Arsenal (Video)

Alex Iwobi first interview as Everton player

Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi said he moved to Everton from Arsenal because he wants to make a name for himself.

The 23-year had spent 15 years at his boyhood club, Arsenal but made the switch to Everton on deadline day.

Iwobi played 148 matches for Arsenal but struggled to convince Unai Emery for a place in his regular starting line-up.

Speaking to Everton's website about his transfer, Iwobi said: "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.

"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."

The Nigerian midfielder was not in the squad that played a 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"It is exciting times for Everton," said Iwobi. "I was able to look at the transfers and players they have brought in - some great talent.

"It is not just me. There were quality players here before 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."


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