Tag: Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi played for Arsenal Football Club. The Nigerian forward joined Arsenal as a youth in 2004 and made his first team debut in 2015. Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton in 2019 for £28m. In total, he made 149 appearances for Arsenal and scored 15 goals. Iwobi wore the number 17 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on May 3, 1995. Iwobi currently plays for Everton.

Everton's Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi celebrates after he scores his team's third goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Fleetwood Town and Everton at Highbury Stadium in Fleetwood, north west England, on September 23, 2020. (Photo by Dave Thompson / POOL / AFP)

Alex Iwobi hoping to convince Everton manager of his worth

Alex Iwobi is hoping his performance midweek against Fleetword Town will help turn around his career at Everton.

Alex Iwobi explains his Arsenal nickname

Alex Iwobi's nickname, 'Big 45', emerged at Arsenal, and the former Arsenal fan favourite has been speaking about it and some of his favourite career moments.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.

Iwobi: Özil works hard – people judge it wrong

Alex Iwobi thinks Mesut Özil works hard than people give him credit for, and he named the 31-year-old among the top players he played with.

Tottenham outspend Liverpool but Arsenal's figure will amaze you

With Liverpool and Tottenham going head-to-head on Saturday, the Daily Telegraph compared the two club's net spend since January 2016 and it tells a very different story to what other parts of the media would have you believe.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Alex Iwobi of Everton walks off injured during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi proves he is pure Arsenal DNA

Alex Iwobi picked up a hamstring injury in Everton's clash with Arsenal on Saturday, but he got a good reception from his former club's fans.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Alex Iwobi of Everton looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on August 17, 2019, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi explains his crazy last-minute transfer to Everton

Alex Iwobi has revealed the frantic last-minute nature of his transfer to Everton this summer, as he was away in Dubai as it all went down.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Alex Iwobi of Everton looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on August 17, 2019, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend insists the club made a mistake letting this player leave over the...

Kanu says Arsenal have made a mistake letting Alex Iwobi go, losing a player with the club at heart who would give everything for them.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Paul Merson insists former Arsenal player has made his new team better

Paul Merson thinks Everton are a better team after the summer signings of Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean, and Marco Silva just needs to stick by the pair.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal battles for possession with Javier Manquillo of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Who will play backup in wide areas now Mkhitaryan and Iwobi are gone?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi's departures this summer mean Arsenal now have no choice but to put deserved faith in their talented crop of youth players.
LINCOLN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Alex Iwobi of Everton scores his team's third goal during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Lincoln City and Everton at Sincil Bank Stadium on August 28, 2019, in Lincoln, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi scored his first goal for Everton and you should be happy about...

Alex Iwobi scored his first goal for Everton against Lincoln City in the League Cup on Wednesday, and there are plenty of reasons to be glad about that fact.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Alex Iwobi of Everton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Former Gunner claims his new manager will improve him as a player

Alex Iwobi believes playing under Marco Silva will improve him as a player, after completing a deadline-day move to Everton from Arsenal this summer.
Alex Iwobi (Photo via Twitter / Everton)

Former Gunner explains how he was convinced to leave the club this summer

Alex Iwobi has explained why decided to leave Arsenal for Everton on deadline day, after spending the majority of his life in North London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Source close to Alex Iwobi explains the real reason he left Arsenal

Alex Iwobi left Arsenal to play more regularly and because he wants to feature in central areas instead of on the wing, according to reports.
Alex Iwobi (Photo via EvertonFC.com)

Alex Iwobi sends farewell message to Arsenal fans

Alex Iwobi has sent a farewell message to Arsenal and the fans, after completing his deadline-day transfer to Everton.

Arsenal agree to sell Alex Iwobi to Everton for £35m – £40m

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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal reject Everton £30m bid for Alex Iwobi

According to Talksport, Everton have bid £30m for Alex Iwobi after Crystal palace turned down their insane bid for Wilfried Zaha.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi hits back at English media over claims he would leave if Wilfried...

Alex Iwobi has hit back at the 'fake news' being spread around the internet this morning based on twisted quotes from the winger.

Alex Iwobi suffers semi-final AFCON elimination: Will begin holiday after third-place playoff

Alex Iwobi suffered a heartbreaking elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, meaning he has one more match until he finally begins his holiday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi scores winner for Nigeria against Cameroon

Alex Iwobi netted a 66th-minute winner for his side as they beat Cameroon 3-2 on Saturday in the Africa Cup of Nations play-off.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi: I’ve always seen myself as a midfielder

Alex Iwobi has admitted he's always seen himself as a midfielder rather than a wide player but admitted he's happy to play anywhere in...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Round-up: How Arsenal players are doing at Copa America and AFCON

With this summer's Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations still ongoing, let's have a look at how the Arsenal players are doing in each competition.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi picks Manchester City as favourite for Premier League title

Alex Iwobi believes that Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League title next season to retain their crown.
Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi (L) leaves the pitch after being substituted off for Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 1, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

2 Arsenal & 2 Liverpool stars make Forbes '30 under 30' list

Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been named on Forbes' Africa '30 under 30' list.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Nigeria players reportedly want Alex Iwobi dropped

Nigeria players reportedly wanted Alex Iwobi dropped in favour of Ahmed Musa before their game against Guinea on Wednesday.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal scores his sides goal pass goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi 3rd most valuable player in Nigeria AFCON squad

Alex Iwobi has been named as the third most valuable Nigerian included in their AFCON squad.

Alex Iwobi: The players want to win the Europa League for Unai Emery

Alex Iwobi has admitted it felt a bit weird not to have Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal at first this season, but now he is fully on board and fighting for Unai Emery to be successful.

2 youngsters star and much-criticised star impresses: Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley

Arsenal won 3-1 on the final day against Burnley, in what was essentially a dead rubber since Everton didn't feel like beating Spurs 6-0.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Underfire Arsenal star won't let negative Arsenal fans influence him

Speaking before Arsenal's game against Brighton on Sunday, Alex Iwobi has said he does not focus on negative fans and is hopeful of sealing fourth place.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star speaks out against his critics: Insists he's happy with his progress

Alex Iwobi says he's happy with the progress he's made this season, and he doesn't really pay any attention to his critics.
Nigeria's firward Alex Iwobi (R) fights for the ball with Seychelles' forward Gervais Waye-Hive during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier final match between Nigeria and Seychelles, in Asaba, Delta State, on March 22, 2019. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Alex Iwobi wants to match this achievement by uncle Jay-Jay Okocha

Alex Iwobi wants to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha by winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi leaps to Mesut Ozil’s defence after Martin Keown comments

Alex Iwobi has leapt to the defence of Mesut Ozil stating he IS a team player despite parts of the press wanting us to believe otherwise.
RENNES, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal looks towards his manager Unai Emery as he leaves the pitch after receiving a red card during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg match between Stade Rennais and Arsenal at Roazhon Park on March 07, 2019 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi highlights major difference between Arsenal now and under Arsene Wenger

Alex Iwobi has highlighted one major change in Arsenal this season under Unai Emery when compared to Arsene Wenger's final season at the club - more fight.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s first-choice XI since arriving at Arsenal becomes clear

It may not seem like it at times but Unai Emery has a first-choice Xi that many will find surprising.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi key this summer

Alex Iwobi has been hailed as 'key' to Nigeria's hopes at this summer's AFCON tournament by the Super Eagles former coach, Sunday Oliseh.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

'Much improved performance': Criticised Arsenal star wins fans over on international duty

Alex Iwobi started his second match of the international break for Nigeria on Tuesday, and he won more praise for his performance than in the first.
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star criticised for performance on international duty

Alex Iwobi started in a 3-1 win for Nigeria on Friday, but his performance has been criticised in the country despite their victory.
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Martin Caceres #22 of Uruguay argues with referee Ismael Elfath after a penaltyb kick was given to Mexico in the first half during the International Friendly match between Mexico and Uruguay at NRG Stadium on September 7, 2018 in Houston, United States. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Arsenal international round-up so far: 14 appearances, 6 goals, 3 assists

After the first few days of the international break, let's have a look at how Arsenal's senior and youth stars are doing so far.
Rennes' Malian defender Hamari Traore (L) and Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi have a confrontation during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg football match between Arsenal and Rennes at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 14, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

Alex Iwobi explains stink gesture, refuses to apologise

Alex Iwobi came in for heavy criticism following his childish reaction to Rennes Hamari Traore on Thursday night however the Nigerian will not be issuing an apology anytime soon and has explained why.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Probably his best ever Arsenal performance: Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth

Arsenal smashed Bournemouth 5-1 on Wednesday night, taking full advantage of the opportunity to add to their points tally and goal difference ahead of matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Triple injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Bournemouth and Tottenham games

Arsenal got a triple injury-boost ahead of their crunch week in the race for a top-four finish.