Alex Iwobi is one of those players, just like Mesut Ozil, that fans either love or hate but he is an Arsenal player and the signs, at this moment in time, are that he will still be an Arsenal player next season.
But with the signing of Dani Ceballos almost certain and the club dead set on signing a winger where does that leave Iwobi?
It must be noted that he had the joint second most appearances in the Premier League last season, just one behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who had the most appearances with 36.
However, he was not an automatic starter with 22 starts, which made him joint ninth and so with the new additions the chances are that he will be at best a bench warmer for the most part.
He is now in the category of Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a player not considered an automatic starter who’s place in the pecking order will seriously be challenged by incoming signings.
It would be human nature for the Nigerian international to be thinking about his future at the Emirates, he is just 23-years-old and these are the years that he should be showcasing his talents, does he really want to be sitting on the bench for most of the season?
I cannot see a role for Iwobi going forward, that is not a reflection on him but more a case of reality when you consider the players that are being brought in and the sort of players the club is targeting.
I do not think it is outrageous to suggest that he will be sold this summer and I would argue that it is in his own best interests to seek a club that will offer him more first-team opportunities next season.