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Alex Iwobi Signs New Long Term Contract With Arsenal

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

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Alex Iwobi has penned a new five-year deal at Arsenal worth £70,000-a-week. This was announced on the club’s official Twitter handle.

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

SunSport reported last month how the Nigerian international snubbed interest from Serie A side Lazio to extend his stay with the North Londoners.

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.

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

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