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Alex Iwobi Reveals Reasons for Leaving Arsenal Following Shock Deadline Day Move

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?Alex Iwobi has disclosed his reasons for joining Everton, following his move from boyhood club Arsenal.

The Nigerian was not considered fit for selection last Saturday as the Toffees  slumped to a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League fixture, but Iwobi conducted his first training session for his new club on Wednesday.



The Nigerian international completed a surprising £40m transfer to Goodison Park on deadline day, despite being with the Gunners since he was just eight years old.



Iwobi said of his time at the Emirates Stadium that: " 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 He went on to reveal that he hopes his time in the north west would allow him to: " take on a bit more responsibility and add something to the team as well."

Although Iwobi made 149 appearances for the  ?Arsenal  first team over a six-year period, he only managed 15 goals and 27 assists.

Iwobi shed some light on his decision to depart north London during a recent interview with the ?Evening Standard.

Iwobi was effusive in his praise for Silva, stating: " The manager has worked with Richarlison for a long while and made a name for him.
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