Arsenal of England attacker, Alex Iwobi has admitted he feels great with the opportunity of an appearance in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final.
Heading into Wednesday’s game against London rivals, Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, Iwobi admitted it is a rare opportunity in his career, but also noted that other young players in The Gunners have also been blessed with the chance of making history as well.
Iwobi acknowledged that The Gunners’ success in the second-tier Euro clubs’ competition has also provided inspiration to young players who are eager for first team opportunities at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal arrive in Azerbaijan following their 7-3 semi-final aggregate win against Valencia of Spain, and Iwobi is now aiming to fulfil his childhood dream of winning trophies with the club he joined as a five-year-old kid.
Iwobi, who has been with Arsenal since 2004, added that he is relishing the chance to play in The Gunners’ first European final since they lost to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League ultimate game back in 2006.
The 23-year-old Iwobi said: “To be here and have an opportunity to play in such a big final is great.
“I’ve had many dreams of winning things for Arsenal at a young age. I never thought I’d make it this far.
“It’s great, not just for me but also to show youth in the Arsenal academy that they have a chance to play at this level.
“Every trophy to us is special, we always want to do our best and win as many as we can, and the Europa League final is another one we can win.”