Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has said Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi, lacked fans support at Arsenal.
He said this during a match analysis before the start of Everton’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Sunday.
According to Wright, Iwobi was not loved at Arsenal because he lacked enough playing time to prove himself at the Emirates.
”I am delighted for him (Iwobi), you know I’ve watched him from a young age at Arsenal coming through the Academy.
“The problem he had at Arsenal is that I don’t think the fans would have given him the kind of support that he would now get from Everton because he’ll play a few games and then have a couple of mistakes in games and the fans totally turned against him. I just think it was getting toxic for him.
”For them to get that kind of money for him, he’s about the only one Arsenal could have sold and got that kind of profit on and I think it worked out best for both parties,” he told BBC Sports.
Meanwhile, the contribution of Iwobi in Everton’s 3-1 loss to Bournemouth has been rated average.
The rating done by a Liverpool-based newspaper, Echo, scored Iwobi five, saying that he had little impact in the game.
Iwobi, who made his third league appearance for the Toffees, was on parade from start to finish.
In its rating, Echo said, “Iwobi has two headed goals in his two previous games after just one in his entire Arsenal career but little impact in the opposition area on this occasion as, despite working hard, he was unable to stretch the opposition full-backs in the manner Everton would have wanted.”