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EPL: Why I left Arsenal – Iwobi

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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.”

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