Arsenal are reportedly ready to sell Super Eagles attacker Alex Iwobi this summer for £22m. The Arsenal number 17 came through the youth system and is just two appearances short of 100 for the Gunners.
The Nigeria international has been a regular over the last two seasons, but his future at the Emirates Stadium has been thrown into doubt following the arrival of Unai Emery as Arsenal boss.
According to Il Messaggero, Iwobi is available for £22m this summer, and Italian giants Lazio currently lead the interest.
Iwobi scored three times and registered seven assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for his London club during the 2017-18 campaign.
After the World Cup Alex Iwobi admitted that he ‘didn’t do well’ but admits being played out of position is a ‘sacrifice’.
Iwobi started for his country against Croatia before being benched for the games against Iceland and Argentina.
He played just one minute against each of those two teams and was substituted against Croatia. In total, Iwobi played just 62 minutes in Russia.
”The number ten position is where I have grown up playing. When I play out wide, it is normally to sacrifice to help the team but anywhere I am told to play, I don’t mind,” Iwobi told Kwese Sports Mimi Fawaz before the Super Eagles game against Argentina.
”I didn’t do well against Croatia, it was a hard game for everyone. Iceland, I came on and I did my best but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how I do as long as the team does well.”