Arsenal have agreed to sell Alex Iwobi to Everton on a permanent deal worth between £35m and £40m in what was a relatively unexpected move so late in the day after the transfer had gone quiet.

Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32, 2nd leg football match between Arsenal and Bate Borisov at the Emirates stadium in London on February 21, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP / Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32, 2nd leg football match between Arsenal and Bate Borisov at the Emirates stadium in London on February 21, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP / Getty Images)

A true Arsenal lad who came up through the Academy he joined way back in 2004 his departure will be a hard pill for many to swallow who feel he wasn’t developed/handled properly once he broke through to the first team initially.

The 23-year-old has played a total of 149 times for Arsenal with 15 goals and 27 assists since his debut in 2014.

We are still waiting for official confirmation but David Ornstein is the next best thing as you know when it comes to Arsenal.

Good luck, Alex, you’ll be missed!

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