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Iwobi slams ‘fake reports’ over Arsenal future

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[files] Arsenal’s Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi has debunked reports credited to him that he’s planning to leave the Gunners during the summer transfer window.

Iwobi, who had a contrasting performance at the Africa Cup of Nations despite scoring Nigeria’s vital goal that saw the team knock out the defending champions, Cameroun, stated that he remained committed to his contract with the London club.

The Nigerian international came through the youth rank of the Gunners to claim a regular first-team shirt in the senior squad during the reign of the former boss, Arsene Wenger.

Yesterday, some organisations reported that Iwobi had issued a stern warning to the board that he would quit the London club if they signed Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace.

Iwobi, 23, has a 17-year association with the north London side but has admitted it will force him to up his game if the former Manchester United man arrives at the Emirates before August 8.

Reacting via his official twitter handle @alexiwobi, Iwobi denied such reports and warned that it’s a fake story to tarnish his image.

He said on Twitter: “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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The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Crystal Palace talisman for much of the summer transfer window, but no move has yet come to fruition.

Zaha is reportedly keen on a move to the Emirates, while Gunners head coach Unai Emery is a keen admirer of the Cote d’Ivoire frontman.

However, both clubs are well apart in their valuations of the 26-year-old, with Arsenal offering around £40million, while the Eagles hierarchy value him at more like £80million.


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