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Iwobi named EPL’s academy graduate with most appearances

Iwobi named

Super Eagles and Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi has been named as the English Premier League (EPL) academy graduates with most appearances in the 2018/2019 season.

Notwithstanding the inability of Arsenal to make it to the top four in the EPL, but the Unai Emery-tutored side secured a fifth place finish to pick spot in the Europa League final next season. Already, the Emery’s side will be confronting Chelsea in the final of UEFA Europa League later this month.

According to a research conducted by The Sportsman on how clubs in the EPL used their academy graduates in the 2018/2019 season, Iwobi lead the charts.

The Nigerian has made 50 appearances so far this term, beating the likes of Marcus Rashford, Harry Winks and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) – 50

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – 47

Harry Winks (Tottenham) – 40

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – 40

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – 39

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 39

Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 39

Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 38

Declan Rice (West Ham) – 38

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) – 38

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – 36

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – 36

Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) – 36

Mark Noble (West Ham) – 32

Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves) – 31

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