Alex Iwobi will stay with Arsenal for “many, many years,” even if Barcelona registered an interest and offered more money, the winger’s father has told

Iwobi, 20, has become a first-team regular at Arsenal and has caught the eye as part of a Gunners’ side unbeaten since the opening day of the season and two points off the top of the Premier League table.

“At this point in time, he is at the right place,” the Nigeria international’s father, Chuka Iwobi, said. “He’s doing well at Arsenal, but should any club come for him now, the answer would certainly be no.

“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.

“He has broken into the first team and what they all talk about is his humility. Personally, that’s very important because when a player starts getting arrogant that’s when the player fails.

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


Culled from ESPNFC