Cape Town - Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu believes his former club
"made a mistake" after allowing forward Alex Iwobi to join Everton in
Iwobi completed a surprise move to Everton on deadline day last
month, ending a 15-year association with Arsenal.
The Nigerian has since explained the reasons behind his
departure but compatriot and former Gunner Kanu says it "was a shock"
that Arsenal let him leave.
The club stands to earn up to £34 million from the deal but
Kanu feels Iwobi was priceless due to what he represented.
"I would say they made a mistake, 100 per cent,"
Kanu 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
"What he brings week in, week out, the fans need to
"I think he is still young and those are the type of
people you want in the team, people who grew up here, who knows everything
about the club and wants to die for the club.
"He was one of them, so for us to lose him and to let
him go, was a shock. I couldn't really believe we did it, but that's
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