Iwobi dad refutes Barca links

The father of reported Barcelona target Alex Iwobi insists that while “you never say no”, the attacker “will certainly stay at Arsenal”.

Iwobi has been on Barca’s radar since catching the eye at Camp Nou in last season’s Champions League last-16 tie, and it had been suggested in the Spanish Press that the Catalans were ready to offer the Arsenal starlet a four-year contract.

“In football, you never say no. But at this point in time, he is at the right place,” his dad Chuka told Africanfootball.com.

“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.

“I took him to Arsenal when he was 6 and they signed when he was 8. All he has known is Arsenal. He has never gone on loan, he has always been with Arsenal.

“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.

“It’s been good, God has been great. I see him being in Arsenal for very many, many years.”

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