Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi is desperate to secure a loan move away from the north London club despite Arsene Wenger wanting him to remain at the Emirates.
The 19-year-old, who travelled with the Gunners’ first team to Singapore as part of their pre-season tour, but he is yet to make a senior appearance for Arsenal.
However, Iwobi’s father Chuka claims that a several clubs across England are interested in his son’s signature on a loan deal, with the player himself also keen to secure regular playing opportunities.
“A few clubs in the UK and abroad have approached Arsenal to take Alex on loan but Arsene Wenger wants him to be with the first team because he did very well in pre-season,” Chuka told Goal.
“Alex’s preferred option at this stage is to go on loan to gain first team experience and come back to Arsenal later on to fight for a place.”
“Hopefully a loan move will be sorted out by the time Alex comes back from international duties. As regards to the likely club Alex will play for on loan, at the moment discussions are ongoing.”
#Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi looks set to leave the club on loan in a bid to secure regular playing opportunities, according to his father.
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The Nigerian forward has scored during the Gunners’ dramatic 6-0 victory over Lyon in the Emirates Cup in late July.
Iwobi is free to join any club playing as part of the emergency loan window, which remains open until November 25.