Fake News - Alex Iwobi blasts The Sun, Daily Mail

Fake News - Alex Iwobi blasts The Sun, Daily Mail

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi is not happy over reports that he wanted to quit the club if they sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

The Gunners have made no secret of their desire to sign the 26-year-old Ivory Coast international and have already had a bid of around £40 million ($50m) rejected for a player Crystal Palace value at closer to £80 million.

The Sun and Daily Mail are some of the top media houses that reported the story, quoting Iwobi, who just won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal with Nigeria, as saying - “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.

“Obviously, my joy is to play football and not just sit out.

“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.

“We have big stars already, so by adding another one I’ll just have to prove I can do better than them.”

But Iwobi, took to social media to deny the report, tagging it fake news and click bait, with a screenshot of headlines from The Sun and Daily Mail.

"Fake news and click bait! I don't know why some newspaper enjoy twisting words. I hope we sign world class players at Arsenal and progress as a team. I'm looking forward to the new season. Happy Sunday." He wrote.

Iwobi was part of the Super Eagles squad that won bronze medal at the just-concluded AFCON 2019 in Egypt where he scored one goal.