Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has posted a three-word reaction on social media as his former Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka leaves the Gunners.

Xhaka departs Arsenal after seven years at the club following his £21.4m switch to German side Bayer Leverkusen, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Swiss international took to his Instagram page to post a farewell message to the Gunners ahead of his move, prompting Everton player Alex Iwobi to respond.

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Indeed, it was a touching farewell from Xhaka, in which the 30-year-old states: “I will always carry Arsenal in my heart. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner.”

Responding to Xhaka’s post, Iwobi comments: “What A Guy.”

The pair played at the Emirates together for three seasons prior to Iwobi’s £28m switch to Goodison Park back in 2019.

Iwobi finally finding his feet at Everton after poor start

The Nigerian international initially struggled to adapt to life on Merseyside and it wasn’t until Frank Lampard played the 27-year-old in his preferred attacking midfield position that he started to improve.

Indeed, though Iwobi lost his central position following Sean Dyche’s January 2023 appointment, with the Everton boss opting to play him on the right wing, the Nigerian’s work rate was vital in keeping Everton in the Premier League.

Iwobi’s creativity also played a huge part in Everton’s top-flight survival, registering as he did eight Premier League assists last season, while also contributing two goals.

While the former Gunner could certainly improve his goals per game ratio, the significance of his second and final goal of the season cannot be underestimated.

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Scoring a second half equaliser in Everton’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium back in May earned the Toffees the point that arguably sealed the fate of each side involved in the contest.

Indeed, Everton avoided relegation by just two points at the expense of Leicester City, so had Iwobi not found a dramatic leveler back in May, the Toffees could well have gone down.

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