It is being reported that Alex Iwobi will depart Arsenal and sign for Everton in a deal worth between £35-40 Million.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 8, 2019
Everton have lodged papers to the Premier League for an extension to get Alex Iwobi deal concluded. Marcus Rojo deal has been off all afternoon, Manchester United only wanted a permanent deal ?
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 8, 2019
This one only came to the fore in the last 48 hours and did look a bit of an outsider but in a window that has created a few surprises, it has become a reality.
This is a good move for Iwobi, he has divided the fans at the Emirates for some time now and while he has undoubted talent it was not always on show.
Everton have been desperate to sign a winger, they initially tried to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfrid Zaha but when that looked unlikely they turned their attention towards Iwobi.
The writing was on the wall for Iwobi in all honesty once Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos were signed.
Across all competitions, the 23-year-old played 149 games for Arsenal scoring 15 goals and that is where the frustration came from the fans, the lack of goals from the Nigerian international.
Personally, I will wish Iwobi the very best of luck and hope it works out for him at Goodison Park, he never moaned, he accepted whatever role he was ever asked to play, even when out of position and he did try his best whenever he put on the Arsenal shirt.
Good luck Alex