Arsenal wideman, Alex Iwobi has declared that he could leave the North London club should the club secure the signing of Zaha from Crystal Palace.
Arsenal have been in the race to sign wingers like Everton, Zaha and Malcolm with the club submitting a 40 million pounds bid for Zaha, a bid Crystal Palace deem too small for the Ivory Coast International.
Alex Iwobi sat down with the sun to discuss the impacts of any possible signing on his own Arsenal future and his favourite playing position.
“I am not one to chicken out,” the 23-year-old told The Sun . “I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough”- Alex Iwobi
“So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting. But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress”- Iwobi
“Obviously my joy is to play football and not just sit out”
“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play – that is what I’ve done all my life.”
“I was still at school when I was hearing [I wouldn’t make it at Arsenal],” he added.
“Maybe you think: ‘Football is not for you and you don’t want to play no more.’ But it’s good to have that self-motivation to believe you can prove your critics wrong
But I do play in a different position for Nigeria, as an attacking midfielder with a sense of freedom. I am more comfortable there.
“However, if I’m told to play on the left or the right, or left-back, like I have sometimes, I will always do my best”- Alex Iwobi
Iwobi was part of the Super Eagles squad that claimed bronze for Nigeria in the AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS in Egypt scoring one goal and providing numerous assists.