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.

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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

2 Arsenal stars stress importance of 'world class' Mesut Özil to the team

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Alex Iwobi have stressed the importance of Mesut Özil to the Arsenal team after the German made his return to the starting XI against BATE Borisov.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Is Iwobi important? Defending the Ozil situation, Emery's tenure, and more

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Helen to talk through losing to BATE on a cowfield, the importance of Iwobi, the case of the defence, and the Ozil elephant.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Substitute Mesut Ozil of Arsenal warms up during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Media make drama out of Mesut Özil holiday despite teammates doing the same

Mesut Özil went on a weekend trip to Turkey over the last couple of days, and the media took the opportunity to try and force a story out of it.

Nigeria boss names Alex Iwobi as possible replacement for this legend

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr insists he's not worried about lacking quality in midfield, with John Obi Mikel's future up in the air, because he has three players in mind as replacements.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Arsenal podcast: Is Unai Emery the Spanish George Graham or the Spanish Bruce Rioch?

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Paul talk winning at Huddersfield, fan entitlement, and how much we should worry...
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)

Arsenal star gets new kit private preview

Alex Iwobi will preview Nigeria's new kit alongside Leicester City's Wilifred Onyinye in a ceremony in London.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is challenged by Alex Iwobi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend said this Arsenal star should not have started against Manchester City

Tony Adams believes that Alex Iwobi should not have started against Manchester City.
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 gets private preview of new kit

Alex Iwobi will preview Nigeria's new kit alongside Leicester City's Wilifred Onyinye in a ceremony in London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Lacazette impresses but this star's performance was underrated: Player ratings vs Cardiff

Arsenal managed to grind out a victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday night, but it wasn't as easy as it should've been for Unai Emery's side.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cheslea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Unai Emery to make 5 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Cardiff City

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from their FA Cup exit against Manchester United with victory over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Tuesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams first goal with Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on January 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Koscielny shines but this star was just as impressive: Player ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing defeat against West Ham United to beat Chelsea convincingly at the Emirates Stadium and keep their top four hopes alive.

Alex Iwobi named most expensive Nigerian

At €55.2m, Alex Iwobi has remained the most expensive Nigerian in the CIES Football Observatory’s list of transfer market values.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 16: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Former player says national team should build their side around Arsenal star

John Fashanu thinks Nigeria should build their team for the African Cup of Nations around Alex Iwobi, after the 22-year-old's recent upturn in form.

Willock shines but this Arsenal star was underrated: Player ratings vs Blackpool

Arsenal made light work of their third-round FA Cup trip to Blackpool, coming away 3-0 winners in a game where they could've scored many more.

Was it as bad as we remember? Arsenal’s 2018 review

2018 is finally at an end and what a year it was. Let's recap some of the standouts from a calendar year most of us are glad to see the back of....
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal keeps the ball in during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea defender insists Arsenal star can help lead their country to trophies

Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo thinks Alex Iwobi has improved significantly in recent months, and that will help give Nigeria a 'big chance' in the Africa Cup of Nations.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Creator-in-chief continues his good form: Arsenal player ratings vs Fulham

Arsenal finished their first game of the new year 4-1 winners against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium, a scoreline which doesn't quite reflect how close the game was at times.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Fulham

Arsenal can't dwell on their defeat to Liverpool for too long, as they have a game against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to kick off 2019.
Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) reacts after English referee Michael Oliver (unseen) awarded Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) a penalty after he was fouled by Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 29, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Only 3 Arsenal stars leave with dignity intact: Player ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal were embarrassed by Liverpool 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday, despite taking an early lead against the league leaders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Liverpool

Arsenal travel to league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, with the ominous task of trying to bounce back from a draw against Brighton by getting a result against the most in-form team in the country.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal shoots during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

These 2 should have been subbed off: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal were held to a disappointing draw in Brighton on Boxing Day, despite taking an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Brighton

After getting back to winning ways on Saturday, Arsenal need to keep pushing for a top-four spot with another win against Brighton on Boxing Day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal clashes with Ashley Barnes of Burnley 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)

Aubameyang impresses but this star was even better: Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley

Arsenal returned to winning ways with victory over Burnley in the early Saturday kick-off, in a fiery and physical encounter that left Unai Emery with yet another defensive injury.
Referre says Arsenal goal should have been ruled out

Referee says Arsenal goal should have been ruled out

The Mail on Sunday spoke to Chris Foy after Arsenal's win over Burnley and the former ref says that Arsenal's third goal should have been disallowed.
Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil v Liverpool [via AP]

6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley

After 22 games without a defeat, Arsenal have suffered two on the bounce, and they need to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Saturday.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan reacts during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 19, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal wasteful as 2 players were particularly disappointing: Player ratings vs Spurs

Arsenal put on a display of wasteful finishing as Tottenham Hotspur did the exact opposite on Wednesday night, with Unai Emery's side losing 2-0 to crash out of the League Cup.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Expected Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.

Crystal Palace confirm offer for Arsenal winger

Crystal Palace's academy director, Gary Issott, has confirmed that the club did indeed try to sign Alex Iwobi a few years back when the club told him they didn't care if he left.

Former Arsenal starlet says only those who understand football understand Arsenal 22-year-old

Chuba Akpom may have left Arsenal for a new adventure in Greece, but the former Academy star has been speaking about his former team mate, Alex Iwobi, in glowing terms.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 11 changes: Predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal face Southampton on Sunday, looking for another three points to keep their fight for a top-four spot going.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. - Arsenal won the game 4-2. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS /

Iwobi African Player of the Year nomination causes a stir

Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have both made the African Player of the Year 10-man shortlist and it seems like the inclusion of one of them is causing a bit of bother.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal embraces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal after 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)

2 Arsenal stars nominated for African Player of the Year

Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have both made CAF's top 10 shortlist for African Player of the Year, as announced on Friday morning.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) is chsed by Brentford's English defender Ezri Konsa during the English League Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 26, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal to make 9 changes: Predicted lineup vs Qarabag

Arsenal take on Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium in the final game of the Europa League groups stages, with progression to the knockout rounds...
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal is tackled by Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal star explains turning down Celtic after club told him he could leave

Alex Iwobi has revealed that he turned down a move to Celtic in 2012 because he didn’t feel ready to move to Scotland after Arsenal made it clear he could leave the club if he wanted.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Torreira impresses but this teammate was the real star: Player ratings v Huddersfield

Lucas Torreira scored a bicycle kick to win Arsenal all three points against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, as Unai Emery's side managed to grind out a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 2 changes: Expected lineup vs Huddersfield Town

Arsenal face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with a good chance to move back into the top four after Wednesday's draw at Old Trafford.

Lacazette effective again but 1 player divides opinion: Player ratings vs Manchester United

Arsenal could only manage a draw against Manchester United on Wednesday, despite taking the lead twice at Old Trafford in an injury-filled controversy-ridden encounter.