Arsenal couldn’t reject £40m offer for 23-year-old forward this summer

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Arsenal didn’t want to lose Nigeria international Alex Iwobi this summer transfer window, but felt that receiving up to £40 million for the star was too good of a bid to turn down, according to a recent report by

The Nigerian attacker showed signs of real improvement last campaign under Unai Emery – netting six goals and providing nine assists for the Gunners in all competitions – but was sold to Marco Silva’s Everton in August after the club submitted a huge offer of up to £40m for his services.

Arsenal felt that that was too good to reject and waved goodbye to the 23-year-old star, who scored his first EPL goal for his new side on Sunday with a headed effort versus Wolves at Goodison Park.

It was the player’s second goal in all competitions this campaign after he had initially opened his account four days previously during Chelsea’s thrilling 4-2 win against Lincoln City in the EFL Cup.

For all the hype that surrounded the arrival of the Italian ace Moise Kean from Juventus this summer, Alex has arguably been Everton’s most promising signing thus far.

Kean’s sole contribution for his side is an assist against Wolves last weekend; Moise is yet to find the net in 217 minutes of football for the Toffees.

For Alex, he will hope to continue defending his large price tag to anybody who may have been dubious about it when they heard the news of him signing for Everton.