Alex Iwobi On Why His Time At Arsenal Did Not Work Out As Planned

Alex Iwobi On Why His Time At Arsenal Did Not Work Out As Planned 1

The Nigerian international was tipped to be Arsenal’s next big star when he broke out in 2015, but he never reached his maximum potential before leaving four years later

Alex Iwobi has revealed that the different roles played were why he struggled a little bit during his time at Arsenal.

Iwobi made his Gunners debut in a Carabao Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday in September 2015. Shortly after, he made his Premier League debut.

The 24-year-old burst into the limelight when he scored his first goal for Arsenal against Everton- which is the club he represents currently.

Following that encounter, Iwobi was tipped to have a great career at the Emirates. But while he went on to make 149 appearances for the Gunners in four years, Iwobi was a player that divided opinions.

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He scored 15 times and provided 27 assists in 149 games for Arsenal, but he was criticised for his inconsistent performances. 

However, Iwobi believes the different positions he played made him unsettled, and that affected him at the Emirates.

“Things were getting changed, positions & formations, maybe I was unsettled, maybe I should have handled it better, but it has made me who I am today so I have no regrets, Iwobi told Skysports.

The Super Eagles star left Arsenal last season to join Everton for 35 million pounds. Iwobi’s first season at Goodison Park was underwhelming, but the Nigerian has been impressive for the Toffees this campaign.