Super Eagles and Arsenal star player Alex Iwobi has revealed how his new found celebrity status at Arsenal has made fans go as far as stalking him back home and even breaking his car just to take selfies with him.
The 20-year-old Nigerian international has quickly become a star player under Arsene Wenger since making his debut last season and played 70 minutes of Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Basel last month but found himself being followed home from the Emirates by an over-obsessed stalker.
Speaking on Arsenal’s official club podcast, Alex Iwobi said:
“Especially after a game, I’m trying to go home and I see fans almost breaking my car just to grab a picture,” Iwobi said. “It’s just crazy. There’s been a lot of crazy things. The last home game we played, I was driving for 15 minutes and there was one fan following me and I was getting a bit scared because I was close to my destination.
“I was thinking: ‘Ah, I’m going to have to make a detour just to get to the destination before he finds out where I’m going. That was a bit mad.”