Kanu slams Arsenal for completing one piece of summer business

Date published: Tuesday 10th September 2019 10:59

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu has criticised Arsenal for selling Alex Iwobi to Everton earlier this summer, saying the Gunners “made a mistake” in completing the deal.

Iwobi, who rose through the ranks to become a key part of the first team at the Emirates, was sold to the Toffees on deadline day in a five-year deal worth up to £34m.

The Nigerian international has made a promising start to life at Goodison Park, scoring two goals in three games for the Blues, but speaking to Goal, Kanu said his former side were wrong to let go of the winger.

“I would say [Arsenal] made a mistake, 100 per cent,” the 43-year-old said. “Why they let him go, I don’t know. He’s a boy who, in and out, is Arsenal. He always wanted to do his best for the club. He loves the club, but not only that he can play football.

“What he brings week in, week out, the fans need to appreciate that. I think he is still young and those are the type of people you want in the team, people who grew up here, who knows everything about the club and wants to die for the club.”

Iwobi scored 15 goals and set up 27 others in 149 appearances for the Gunners, who face Watford in their next Premier League match on Sunday.

 

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