Iwobi Raises Zaha Alarm, Threatens To Quit Arsenal
Published: July 21, 2019
Iwobi Raises Zaha Alarm, Threatens To Quit ArsenalNigeria and Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has sensationally hinted that he may leave the North London club should they sign Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha this summer.

Zaha has been a target for Unai Emery's side and already saw a £40m bid rejected and although he admits being a "fighter" who never gives up, the Nigerian who helped the Super Eagles claim an eighth bronze medal finish at the just concluded AFCON said the Ivorian's arrival could lead to him leaving.

''I am not one to chicken out. I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough," he told The Sun UK

"So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting. But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress.

''I am up for the fight but the only time I would consider leaving is if I am not playing as much as I would like to. Obviously, my joy is to play football and not just sit out.

''If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play — that is what I have done all my life.

''We have big stars already, so by adding another one I’ll just have to prove I can do better than them.”

''Maybe you think: ‘Football is not for you and you don’t want to play no more,'' he added. .

"But it’s good to have that self-motivation to believe that you can prove your critics wrong.

''I am here today, so it didn’t affect me. Whenever someone tells me something negative I will just ignore it and try and prove to them that I am better than they think.''

Iwobi is in London at the moment and did not join up with his teammates in Asia campaigning at the 2019 International Champions Cup.

Izuchukwu Okosi

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