Emerging Arsenal star ready to turn down Barcelona

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi would turn down a move to Barcelona, his father claimed.

The Nigerian international broke into the Gunners first-team earlier in 2016, and has thoroughly impressed in a very short time.

Iwobi is now a regular in the starting line-up, despite the wealth of midfield options, and is tipped to be a world-beater in the near future.

Arsene Wenger has tipped his breakthrough star to make the switch to a more central position in the future, a role currently occupied by Mesut Ozil, but there are reports that some of the biggest clubs in Europe could be looking at a possible move to sign him themselves.

His father has now played down such a move, claiming that his son knows he is with the right club, and that a move could distract him from his goals.

Chuka Iwobi said: ‘At this point in time, he is at the right place. He’s doing well at Arsenal, but should any club come for him now, the answer would certainly be no.

‘For him now, it’s not about the money. So, should a club like Barcelona come with more money, he will certainly stay back at Arsenal because now it is not about him making money, it’s about him concentrating on his career, progressing and going on to the next stage.

‘He has broken into the first team and what they all talk about is his humility. Personally, that’s very important because when a player starts getting arrogant that’s when the player fails.

‘I see him being with Arsenal for very many, many years.’

Will Iwobi ever outgrow our club? Can we keep him happy despite the level of progress he makes?

Pat J

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1 Comment

  1. Break-on-through says:

    Yes Iwobi will become a very big player for us. At the minute you can see he still believes he’s an academy player trying to make an impression, and looking up to senior players in awe, esp Ozil. He needs to get himself confidence, act like he owns the club, so he can always demand the ball and always want it. His shooting is poorer than first I thought going by academy games, I think in time he will get better at defending. Like the way Arsenal can be a bit casual sometimes believing it will eventually happen, then there’s the Arsenal at full throttle that nobody can cope with. Iwobi is a bit like the first there but you know if he added to his intencity not many players would cope with him.

    I think what his dad says here is in reaction to what some people are saying, Wrighty among others reckons it’s time to take Iwobi out of the firing line, before the tott game actually and I believe so too.

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