Alex Iwobi says he’s looking forward to playing under new coach Unai Emery even though the departure of Arsene Wenger came as a surprise.
Labelling the outgoing Frenchman, who handed him his Arsenal first-team debut in 2015, an ‘inspiration’, the Nigeria international also touched on what it means to represent the club he joined as a child.
“I was surprised by his [Wenger’s] decision,” he told Goal.com after Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley.
“[Wenger] has been there for me since I joined the club and has been very inspirational and influential on my career, but I am excited having our new manager next season.
“It has always been my childhood dream [to play for Arsenal]. I have been playing for Arsenal since I was six.
“The fact I am representing them now is like a dream come true. I am always proud to wear the Arsenal colours, and long may it continue.”
Iwobi scored for the Super Eagles at Wembley on Saturday, you can watch the goal here, and not long after was confirmed in his country’s 23-man squad for the World Cup. What an experience that’ll be for him.