Real Reason I Joined Everton - Iwobi

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Super Eagles midfielder, 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 worth £35m.

 

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. It is exciting times for Everton. I was able to look at the transfers and players they have brought in - some great talent.

 

"It is not just me. There were quality players here before and they are still here. The manager has worked with Richarlison for a long while and made a name for him. Hopefully, he can do the same for not just me but Moise Kean and a few others who came in, too."

 

Iwobi made 148 senior appearances for Arsenal but was not considered a regular first-choice starter under Unai Emery.

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