Ex-Arsenal Winger Alex Iwobi Reveals The Reason He Quit The Gunners For Everton

 Alex Iwobi hinted he was getting "too comfortable" at Arsenal and therefore was happy to make the move to Everton this summer

Alex Iwobi revealed the reason he left Arsenal for Everton this summer – hinting he was “too comfortable” at the Emirates.

The winger, 23, came through the Gunners academy before breaking into the first team in 2015.

After 149 appearances, though, he made the switch in a £38million move to Goodison Park over the summer.

Speaking to Soccer Saturday, Iwobi said: “It’s so far, so good, I feel like I’ve got a new home and I’m really comfortable here.

“I got a few phone calls [about the deal] and spoke to my agent – it took about a day of talking to the manager and talking to Marcel Brands. It wasn’t really hard and I got convinced.

“I was very comfortable [at Arsenal] and I was on holiday so I didn’t think about any move.

“I got the call and thought about if this would be a better chance for me to improve myself as a player.

“I thought that this was a big opportunity and I shouldn’t turn it down. I’ve got no regrets about the decision.

“The ambition that Marco Silva has also persuaded me to come – the drive, what he wants to achieve and the way he saw me in his plans, I feel like I’m able to help him do that.

“Even in training, he’s always demanding, always trying to get the best out of us and it’s good for the team.”

Born in Lagos before moving to East London via Turkey as a youngster, the Nigeria international is settling in well with his new Toffees team-mates.

He scored his first goal for Everton in the topsy-turvy win against Wolves last time out – but there is one thing he is finding difficult in his new home.

Iwobi added: “I haven’t noticed much of a difference [between Liverpool and London] but the thing I struggle with is the accent here.

“When Duncan [Ferguson] was speaking to me at first, I had to listen and engage and I wasn’t sure what he had said so I just agreed.

“It’s adapting to that but apart from that, it’s almost the same as being in London.

“So far, I’ve been treated really well. It’s a family club and everyone treats you like family. Even though it’s different to Arsenal, I’m enjoying it.”

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