Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has said his goodbyes and thank you to Arsenal fans and the club’s legendary manager after completing his multimillion-dollar move to Everton.
The 23-year-old has taken to his Instagram account to send an emotional letter to everyone 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.
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??❤️ @arsenal I Grew Up Dreaming Of Playing For Arsenal, Following In The Footsteps Of Some Of My Hero’s. I’m Proud To Say That @ 23 I’ve Achieved One Of My Dreams. From Playing For Arsenal Kids To 149 Senior Appearances. It Was An 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 All Played A Big Part In My 17 Fantastic Years. Special Thanks To The Fans, My Team Mates, 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. ❤️ #Gunners #BIG17
“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 an 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.”
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