The Super Eagles playmaker has said his goodbyes and thank you to Arsenal fans and the club’s legendary manager after completing his multimillion dollar move to Everton.
Alex Iwobi, 23, has taken to his Instagram account send an emotional letter to every one who has helped him achieve his dreams thus far, hinting at no grudges held despite the club cashing in on him on transfer deadline day.
“I grew up dreaming of playing for Arsenal, following in the footsteps of some of my heroes. I’m proud to say that at 23, I’ve achieved one of my dreams,” he wrote.
“From playing for Arsenal kids to 149 appearances, it was a honour to play for the club I supported as a boy.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. So many people to thank, far too many individual names to mention but I thank you all!
“So many great moments, from scoring my first goal at the Emirates to scoring my last goal in Baku, you’ve played a big part in my 17 fantastic years.
“Special thanks to the fans, my teammates, the support staff, my coaches Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery who put faith in me and gave me the opportunity to grow as a player and a man.
“Big love to a special club. Arsenal will be forever in my heart.”
The midfielder played scored 11 goals in 100 league appearances for the Gunners.