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Super Eagles Star Alex Iwobi Signs New Contract Extension At Arsenal


Super Eagles Star Alex Iwobi Signs New Contract Extension At Arsenal

Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi has finally committed his future with Arsenal after penning down a long-term contract.

Alex Iwobi has penned a new five-year deal at Arsenal worth £70,000-a-week.

The 22-year-old has committed his long-term future to the Gunners as he carries on his love-affair with his boyhood club.

Sources reported last month how the super eagles forward rejected interest from Serie A side Lazio to extend his stay with Arsenal.

Speaking to the club’s website, Iwobi has stressed his pride to carry on playing for the Europa League semi-finalists.

He said: “It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young.

“To get an extended contract is an amazing feeling and I hope I’m doing the Arsenal family proud, as well as my family proud.”

Iwobi, who joined the Gunners academy at the age of six, added: “It feels so special.

“The first kit that I had was Arsenal and long may I continue to represent them.”

Boss Unai Emery said: “I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us.

“He is a great example of a player who can succeed from the Academy through hard work and I look forward to working with him and our other talented young players in the squad.”

Iwobi netted the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.

Since break into the first team during the 2015/16 season, the Super Eagles star has racked up 98 goals in all competitions, netting on nine occasions.

He appeared 39 times under Arsene Wenger last campaign, and has already made a big impression on the ex-Paris Saint-Germain gaffer, Unai Emery.

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