Nigerian player Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal-for four years- the Premier League club announced on Friday, August 3.
Despite initially being linked to Lazio, Arsenal announced on Friday that Iwobi has now signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him at the club until June 2022.
The midfielder has been with Arsenal since he was six and has made the grades all the way to the first team.
“It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal,” Iwobi told Arsenal Player.
“To get an extended contract is an amazing feeling and I hope I’m doing the Arsenal family proud, as well as my family.
“The first kit that I had was Arsenal and long may I continue to represent them.
“I always realize that I have to be representing the team and giving 100 per cent at all times. It’s not just myself or my family I’m representing, I also represent the people and the younger generation as well.
“There’s always going to be pressure in football and it’s always amazing for young kids, especially at Hale End [where his shirt adorns the wall], to look up to me. So I’ll try and continue making them proud.”