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18:15  14 august  2019
18:15  14 august  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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“Many people didn’t understand why I left but I ’m going to clear this up one more time,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s not about the money because I stayed with Arsenal for six years on the same contract, I never asked for anything. “ I just needed a new challenge and I needed to challenge myself and I think

So why did it give Iwobi so much joy? “We’ve been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed,” he explained. “So when the goal went in it was a great team move and I was also happy for Laca to get the goal as well.

Iwobi: Why I left Arsenal © Getty Alex Iwobi joined Everton in a £35m deal on Deadline Day

Alex Iwobi has revealed he left Arsenal to join Everton because he wants to "make a name" for himself and take on more responsibility.

Iwobi, 23, ended a 15-year spell with the Gunners this summer as he joined Everton on Deadline Day.

He made 148 senior appearances for Arsenal but was not considered a regular first-choice starter under Unai Emery.

Iwobi: Why I left Arsenal © Getty (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Speaking about his move to Everton, he told the club website: "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.

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi came close to leaving the Emirates side on more than one occasion during his younger years. Alex Iwobi has revealed Arsenal were close to releasing him during his time with the club's youth academy. The Nigeria international joined the Arsenal academy at the tender age of

Alex Iwobi reveals he was close to leaving Arsenal on two separate occasions before he made his debut. The 20-year-old has been with the Gunners since he was at primary school and made his first senior appearance for the club last October.

"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."

Iwobi, who did not feature in the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday, was Everton's seventh summer signing, with Moise Kean and Jean Philippe Gbamin among the other additions.

"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.

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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi came close to leaving the Emirates side on more than one occasion during his younger years. Alex Iwobi has revealed Arsenal were close to releasing him during his time with the club's youth academy. The Nigeria international joined the Arsenal academy at the tender age of

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Iwobi: Why I left Arsenal © Getty (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

"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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