‘I Hope We Sign World-Class Players’ – Iwobi Denies Arsenal Exit Reports
22 July 2019 Sport
The 23-year-old was reported to be concerned about his playing time if the Ivory Coast international completed a permanent switch to Emirates Stadium
Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign ‘world-class’ players.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with Wilfried Zaha this summer but they are yet to meet Crystal Palace’s valuation of the Ivorian talisman.
In contrast, the Nigeria international told Goal.comduring the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, he would welcome competition from the Gunners’ transfer targets including Yannick Carrasco, if they arrive.
The recent reports placed his future at Emirates Stadium in doubt but he has come out to assure fans he would stay put in Unai Emery’s team for the next campaign.
“Fake news and click bait! I don’t know why some newspapers enjoy twisting words. I hope we sign world-class players at Arsenal and progress as a team. I’m looking forward to the new season,” Iwobi tweeted.
In August 2018, Iwobi signed a long-term contract that will keep him in North London until 2022.
He is currently on an extended break from Arsenal’s pre-season tour after helping Nigeria finish third at Afcon.