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Alex Iwobi signs new long-term Arsenal deal



Alex Iwobi has signed a new long- term deal at Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday .Arsenal did not specify the length of the deal for the 22 – year- old Nigeria international, who came through the ranks with the Gunners , but reports said it would run until 2023 .

Midfielder Iwobi scored three goals in 26 league games under the now – departed Arsene Wenger last season .

“ It’ s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal , ” he 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 . ”

Iwobi , the nephew of Nigeria great Jay – Jay Okocha , played in three of his country’ s matches at the World Cup in Russia .

“ I ’ m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us , ” said new boss Unai Emery .

“ 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 . ”

( AFP)