Arsenal legend Kanu labels club’s decision to sell Alex Iwobi ‘a mistake’

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Arsenal legend Kanu labels club’s decision to sell Alex Iwobi ‘a mistake’

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Former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu has criticised the Gunners’ board’s choice to permit Alex Iwobi to hitch Everton over the summer time.

Iwobi on the move

Amid a busy deadline day at the Emirates, Arsenal secured some long-overdue defensive reinforcements, in the form of the additions of both David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.

There was additionally high-profile enterprise on the departure entrance, though.

On the back of rumours that Everton’s frustrations of their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha had seen the Toffees change their attentions to Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Marco Silva’s men secured the Nigerian’s signature in the English transfer window’s closing hours.

Iwobi put pen-to-paper on a 5-year deal at Goodison Park, in a move value a reported £34 million.

‘Couldn’t consider it’

One former Gunners star who feels as if the north Londoners made a mistake in permitting Iwobi to maneuver on, although, is Nwankwo Kanu.

Talking in an interview with Goal.com earlier at present, Gunners legend Kanu revealed his opinion that his fellow countryman’s Arsenal roots make him precisely the kind of participant who ought to be present in Unai Emery’s squad:

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

‘He’s a boy who, in and out, is Arsenal. He all the time needed to do his greatest for the club. He loves the membership, however not only that he can play soccer.’

‘What he brings week in, week out, the followers need to understand that.’

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Alex Iwobi of Everton celebrates scoring his teams second aim in the course of the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on September 01, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photograph by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Pictures)

‘I feel he is nonetheless young and those are the kind of individuals you want in the group, individuals who grew up here, who knows every thing concerning the membership and needs to die for the membership.’

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

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