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Arsenal winger would reject interest from Barcelona and remain at the Gunners

Alex Iwobi wants to stay at Arsenal for ‘many years’ and would even reject La Liga giants Barcelona according to his father, as reported by AfricanFootball.

The 20-year-old has been at Arsenal since 2004, and AfricanFootball quote his father in suggesting his son will not be leaving the Emirates any time soon: “I see him being in Arsenal for very many, many years.”

AfricanFootball also quote his father in claiming even a club of Barcelona’s stature would still fail in convincing him to leave the Gunners: “So, should a club like Barcelona come with more money, he will certainly stay back at Arsenal.”

Iwobi was given an opportunity to shine in the first-team last campaign by Arsene Wenger, and he duly delivered. He’s also featured in nine of Arsenal’s opening 11 Premier League games this campaign, a testament to how he has become an integral part of Wenger’s squad.

Arsenal have a plethora of quality in attack, so for Iwobi to break into the first-team and be used regularly at such a young age is quite an achievement.

The Gunners faithful should rest easy, as it doesn’t appear their Nigerian prodigy will be going anywhere anytime soon.

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