Alex Iwobi has admitted
Unai Emery is a keen admirer of the Crystal Palace forward and has seen a £40m bid already rejected this window as the Spaniard seeks reinforcements in forward areas.
Should Zaha join Arsenal then it would more likely than not see Iwobi fall down the pecking order at the Emirates. While the Nigerian made it clear he isn't one to shy away from a challenge, the academy graduate confessed it would make life difficult in north London.
“I am not one to chicken out. I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough," the 23-year-old told The Sun
"So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting. But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress."
Iwobi added that the addition of the Ivorian alone wouldn't cause him to leave, but should he see limited playing time then he might need to depart the club he has been with his whole career.
“I am up for the fight but the only time I would consider leaving is if I am not playing as much as I would like to.
“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play - that is what I have done all my life.
Fake News & Click Bait! I Don’t know Why Some Newspapers Enjoy Twisting Words 路♂️. I Hope We Sign World Class Players @Arsenal And Progress As A Team . I’m Looking Forward To The New Season. Happy Sunday . pic.twitter.com/xcadu8t2kC— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) July 21, 2019