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Alex Iwobi Denies Plotting To Leave Arsenal Over Zaha Signing

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Super Eagles attacker Alex Iwobi has rejected reports that he vowed to quit Arsenal if they sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha.

The Sun UK had claimed Iwobi stated that if the signing of Zaha resulted in lesser playing time for him, he may have to quit.

Arsenal already had a bid of around £40 million rejected for the Ivorian winger, who the Eagles value at closer to £80 million.

Zaha’s camp are highly confident that the Gunners will return with an improved bid for the Ivory Coast winger.

“I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough.

“So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting. But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress.

“Obviously my joy is to play football and not just sit out.

“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play – that is what I’ve done all my life,” Iwobi was quoted to have said by The Sun.

But in a post on Twitter on Sunday, Iwobi described such reports as false, stating that he hopes Arsenal sign world-class players.

Iwobi wrote: “Fake News & Click Bait! I Don’t Know Why Some Newspapers Enjoy Twisting Words.

“I Hope We Sign World Class Players Arsenal And Progress As A-Team. I’m Looking Forward To The New Season. Happy Sunday.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.