The attacking midfielder is a product of the club’s Hale End Academy where he joined aged nine
Alex Iwobi has opened up on his trying time at Arsenal, when the north London outfit showed less interest in tying him down to a deal.
Iwobi, then aged 16 and featuring in England youth setups, was told he could leave the club and had started reviewing offers from other teams, including a visit to Crystal Palace.
“My situation was weird,” Iwobi said in an Arsenal matchday programme interview, per The Sun.
“There was three of us at the time and we were basically told ‘stay if you want, or if not you are free to go.”
“It was up to me and at that moment I went to the Crystal Palace training ground to see them.
“I had offers from Celtic and Southampton as well. Celtic was the main one but I wasn’t ready to go to Scotland. I thought it was best to stay at Arsenal but I have to say it felt weird. Read more