By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is pleased to have signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The 22 year old joins Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka who also signed new deals this year at Arsenal.
Iwobi joined Arsenal since he was six years old and already has 98 first-team appearances and has scored nine at the age of 22.
“Really Pleased To Extend My Contract & Commit My Future To This Special Club. From Under 6 To BIG17 So Many People Have Helped Me. Thank You,” Iwobi wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Grateful To Our New Manager For The Faith Shown In Me & Our Fans For The Love, Support & Patience. Excited For 18/19 🙏🏽❤️.”
Iwobi scored a sudden death penalty for Arsenal in the 6-5 penalty win over Chelsea last Wednesday.
Chelsea new manager Unai Emery is delighted with Iwobi’s decision.
“I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us,” Emery told the club’s official website.
“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.”