EPL: Why I left Arsenal – Iwobi
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.
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.
“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.”