Alex Iwobi thanks departing Wenger for breakthrough opportunity


Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has joined hundreds of coaches and players who have paid tribute to outgoing Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger.

The French gaffer announced the decision to leave the club on Friday after 22 years of service.

Iwobi joined the Arsenal youth team in 2004 and was given a breakthrough in the first team by Arsene Wenger in 2015.

He represented England’s Junior Three Lions at U17 and U18 levels but later chose Nigeria’s Super Eagles over playing for England.

The player made his debut for Arsenal’s first team in a round of 16 league cup game against Sheffield United and has since become a household name for both club and country.

Alex Iwobi reacted to Wenger’s announcement via his twitter handle on Friday, while also posting the picture of his debut game under Wenger.

“For Everything You’ve Done For Arsenal Football Club, For Trusting Me As A Teenager, For Giving Me The Opportunity To Express Myself And Grow Both As A Footballer And As A Person, I Will Forever Be Grateful To You Boss. Thank You So Much! ❤ he tweeted.

Iwobi has made 33 appearances for Arsenal this season.

Another Nigerian to have featured for Arsenal under Wenger is former Super Eagles star Kanu Nwankwo.

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