Everton star, Alex Iwobi has disclosed that Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, helped him to become a key player today.
The Nigerian international said that Arteta, whom he played alongside at Arsenal after coming through the Gunners’ academy system, made life easier for him when he was pushing through.
Iwobi said this before Everton’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday evening.
“I wouldn’t be where I’m today, so I’m forever grateful for the chance they [Arsenal] gave me,” Iwobi told Sky Sports.
“I can check out everyone, Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery. Even current manager Mikel Arteta, once I was playing under-21s at the time, was returning from an injury and would be playing for us.
“There’s been tons of individuals that are ready to help me.
“When I used to be breaking through, Arteta was still there, and he was always helping – not just me, but any youngster – he made life easier once I was pushing through.”
Iwobi, 24, left Arsenal in 2019 for Everton.