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Arsenal have ‘made a mistake’ by selling Alex Iwobi to Everton, reckons Nwankwo Kanu

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Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi has made a good begin to his Everton profession (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal hero Nwankwo Kanu has questioned his former membership’s determination to let Alex Iwobi depart for Everton in the course of the switch window.

Iwobi signed for the Toffees on 8 August for an preliminary price of £28m, which may rise to £34m with potential add-ons.

The 23-year-old has began his new life on Merseyside in spectacular style, scoring twice in his first three video games for Everton, headed objectives in opposition to Lincoln within the Carabao Cup and Wolves within the Premier League.

The Nigeria worldwide had been at Arsenal all through his profession, becoming a member of the membership as a schoolboy, and Kanu believes this connection to the Gunners means Unai Emery ought to have stored maintain of the midfielder.

‘I would say they made a mistake, 100 per cent, Why they let him go, I don’t know,’ Kanu informed Goal.

‘He’s a boy who, out and in, is Arsenal. He at all times needed to do his finest for the membership. He loves the membership, however not solely that he can play soccer.

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Kanu
Kanu performed for Arsenal from 1999-2004 (Picture: Getty Images)

‘What he brings week in, week out, the followers want to respect that.

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‘I believe he continues to be younger and people are the kind of individuals you need within the staff, individuals who grew up right here, who is aware of the whole lot in regards to the membership and desires to die for the membership.

‘He was one of them, so for us to lose him and to let him go, was a shock. I couldn’t actually imagine we did it, however that’s soccer.’

Another Nigerian legend has weighed in on Iwobi’s profession transfer and Joseph Yobo additionally believes Arsenal’s loss is Everton’s achieve, the place he expects him to shine.

‘Everton is the perfect club for a brave player like Alex Iwobi and I know it’s the proper step to changing into a nice participant,’ Yobo informed BBC Sport.

‘The supervisor [Marco Silva] is constructing a tremendous staff and he believes a lot in Alex to add him to his squad.

‘Already he has started well by scoring two headed goals and it’s just the start of larger issues to come.’

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