Arsenal legend and former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has attacked his former club over their decision to sell Alex Iwobi to Everton for £30million on transfer deadline day.
Iwobi has already scored twice in three games for his new club having left his boyhood team after 149 appearances.
And Kanu believes Iwobi will prove to be a huge loss.
‘I would say they made a mistake, 100 percent,’ the Nigeria hero told Goal. ‘Why they let him go, I don’t know.
‘He’s a boy who, in and out, is Arsenal. He always wanted to do his best for the club. He loves the club, but not only that he can play football.
‘What he brings week in, week out, the fans need to appreciate that.
‘I think he is still young and those are the type of people you want in the team, people who grew up here, who knows everything about the club and wants to die for the club.
‘He was one of them, so for us to lose him and to let him go, was a shock. I couldn’t really believe we did it, but that’s football.’
Kanu also admitted he would have advised Iwobi to remain in north London had he been asked by his compatriot.
Iwobi is currently in the Super Eagles camp in Dnipro and will be in line to face Shevchenko’s Ukrainian side later today in an International friendly.