Alex Iwobi: Why I chose to take Alexis Sanchez's old No.17 Arsenal shirt
Iwobi moved from No.45 to No.17 in the summer after his rapid rise to fame last term.
The Nigerian winger made 21 appearances for the club last season, scoring twice.
He’s been a regular feature in Arsene Wenger’s side this time out too.
And Iwobi has now opened up on why he’s taken the No.17 shirt left vacant by Sanchez moving to No.7.
“I thought ‘let me write my own legacy with No.17’”
Alex Iwobi “We were on a summer break and I was just chilling at home,” he told the Evening Standard.
“I got a message saying, ‘Alex, you may have to change your number as No.45 is a youth team number’.... read more
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