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Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi father has confirmed Barcelona are of no interest to Iwobi. Iwobi is fully focused on nailing down a regular starting role at the Emirates and will continue striving also shunning any interest shown from afar.
He enjoyed superb breakthrough season with Arsenal in 2015/16, having made his debut early in the campaign and gone on nothing up 21 appearances in all competition for Arsenal last season.
The Nigerian has remained a huge part of Wenger’s this term, having taking in regular outings in both the Premier League and Champions League.
However, he is yet to open his goal account for Arsenal this season, but continues to offer enough to the Gunners cause to make him an important figure in Arsenal’s forward line.
There have been murmurings of interest coming from La Liga champions Barcelona, but the Nigerian’s father has been quick to point out that he is under contract with Arsenal until 2020 and not giving a thought to moving on.
Chuka Iwobi told AfricanFootball.com: “In football, you never say no. But at this point in time, he is at the right place.
“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.”
He added: “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.
“I see him being in Arsenal for very many, many years.”