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Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi wants his club to sign Neymar Jr. from Barcelona

Arsenal’s young Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has said that Arsenal should sign Brazilian forward Neymar from Barcelona to bolster their attack

Ayush Chatterjee 4 October 2016, 6:59 PM
FC Barcelona star Neymar in action against Arsenal in the Champions League, 2015/16

FC Barcelona star Neymar in action against Arsenal in the Champions League, 2015/16 Image: Getty

Neymar Jr. to the Arsenal? Sounds like wishful thinking? To young Gunner Alex Iwobi, it doesn’t.

The 20-year-old Nigerian, who broke into the Arsenal first team late last season has come out and said that he would love to see Brazilian ace Neymar Jr. swap the Camp Nou for the Emirates, even though both of them play in the same position.

Iwobi, who is the nephew of Nigerian star Jay-Jay Okacha, said that Neymar coming to join the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal would be “a dream come true” for him as well as the Gunners, who are hoping to land their first Premier League title since 2004.

Iwobi was not fazed by the fact that should Neymar come, Iwobi would be demoted from the first team to make room for the Brazilian. Maybe because he knows deep down the chances of it happening are pretty slim.

Neymar was in the news after the last transfer window, when he supposedly turned down an insane deal from Paris St. Germain that involved a private jet and a stake in a hotel chain in addition to a crazy wage.

Needless to say, it will be tough to tempt Neymar away from the Camp Nou. We don’t think there is enough money in the world to compensate for the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as your attacking partners.

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