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Arsenal wrong to sell Iwobi, says Kanu

Arsenal made a big mistake when they sold Alex Iwobi to Everton.

That is the view of Gunners legend Nwankwo Kanu, who believes his former club should have done all they could to hold on to a player they had developed since he was eight.

Iwobi left the Emirates on deadline day, switching north London for Merseyside in a deal that could eventually total £40 million ($49m).

It was a deal the Gunners hierarchy felt was a good one for the club, with the offer arriving at the end of a window that had seen Arsenal commit to over £140m ($173m) worth of transfers – including a club-record £72m ($89m) fee for Nicolas Pepe.

But for Kanu, the decision to cash in on the 23-year-old was the wrong one.

“I would say they made a mistake, 100 per cent,” the Nigeria hero told Goal . “Why they let him go, I don’t know.

“He’s a boy who, in and out, is Arsenal. He always wanted to do his best for the club. He loves the club, but not only that he can play football.

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