Date:14th November 2016 at 7:31pm
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Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi would turn down a move to Barcelona if they came calling as he is at the ‘right place’ in North London, that’s according to his father.

Speaking to African Football, Chuka Iwobi said:

“In football, you never say no. But at this point in time, he is at the right place.

“He’s doing well at Arsenal, but should any club come for him now, the answer would certainly be no.”

Chuka, who was formerly a semi-professional player in Nigeria but is now a lawyer, continued:

“For him now, it’s not about the money.

“So, should a club like Barcelona come with more money, he will certainly stay back at Arsenal because now it is not about him making money, it’s about him concentrating on his career, progressing and going on to the next stage.”

The 20-year-old, who joined the Gunners aged just six, has become a key part of their strong start to this season, having successfully filled the void of Alexis Sanchez on the wing after the Chilean moved into the central striking role.

“I took him to Arsenal when he was 6 and they signed when he was 8. All he has known is Arsenal. He has never gone on loan, he has always been with Arsenal.

“I see him being in Arsenal for very many, many years.”

The Nigeria international will be keen to continue his fine form when the North London side play host to Jose Mourinho and his Man United side at the weekend.


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