Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, has committed his future with Arsenal by extending his contract with the North-London club.
Iwobi’s contract extension was announced on Arsenal’ s official website on Friday.
“Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract with the club,” a statement on Arsenals website reads.
“The 22-year-old midfielder joined us as a nine-year old and has come through our Hale End Academy. Since breaking into the first team in 2015, he has made 98 appearances, scoring nine goals.
“Alex is also a Nigeria international, with six goals in 20 games for the senior team so far.
“We would like to congratulate Alex on his new contract and look forward to his continued contribution to the club.
Speaking on Iwobi’s contract extension, Arsenal manager, 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.”
And commenting on his new deal, Iwobi said, “It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal.
“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 realise 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.”