Nigeria and former Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi took to his social pages to post this emotional farewell message on Friday evening.
On Twitter, he wrote,
“I grew up dreaming of playing for Arsenal, following in the footsteps of some of my heroes. I’m proud to say that at 23, I’ve achieved one of my dreams”.
“From playing for Arsenal kids to 149 appearances, it was a honour to play for the club I supported as a boy.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. So many people to thank, far too many individual names to mention but I thank you all!
“So many great moments, from scoring my first goal at the Emirates to scoring my last goal in Baku, you’ve played a big part in my 17 fantastic years.
“Special thanks to the fans, my teammates, the support staff, my coaches Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery who put faith in me and gave me the opportunity to grow as a player and a man.
“Big love to a special club. Arsenal will be forever in my heart.”
Iwobi was the only Super Eagles player playing for a club in the top six (6) of the EPL before making a deadline day move to Everton from his childhood club Arsenal. Nonetheless #UpGunners