Arsenal of England attacker, Alex Iwobi has described his contract extension with The Gunners as ‘amazing’ and pledged to make the best of it.
Iwobi said after putting pen to paper on the deal that had been arranged since mid-last month that he was happy to seal a new four-year contract that is bound to keep him at Emirates Stadium until 2023.
The 22-year-old Iwobi, who has made 98 appearances for The Gunners and has nine goals to show for his efforts, said he wants to hit the ground running when Arsenal begin their English Premier League campaign at home against Manchester City on August 12.
Iwobi, who scored Arsenal’s winning penalty against London rivals, Chelsea, is also aiming to shine in The Gunners’ last pre-season match versus SS Lazio of Italy this weekend.
The youngster, who has been with The Gunners since he was six years old, came through the club’s Hale End Academy, breaking into the first team in 2015, and captained their under-21 squad until his promotion to the main team.
Iwobi 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.”
Iwobi joins defender Calum Chambers and midfielder Granit Xhaka in signing new deals with the club this summer.
In reaction, Arsenal’s new coach, Unai Emery said: “I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract.
“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.”