Iwobi agrees to extend Arsenal deal – report

Date published: Tuesday 5th April 2016 9:42

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Alex Iwobi has agreed a new deal at Arsenal, keeping him at the Emirates Stadium for the next five years, according to the Daily Mirror.

Iwobi has enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season with the Gunners, making his debut in the Capital One Cup round-of-16 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in October.

The Nigerian has since played more than ten games for the club, starring at the Nou Camp in March, and scoring goals on both of his first starts in the Premier League, against Everton and Watford.

According to Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Mirror, such promising performances have earned Iwobi a new contract.

‘The Gunners have handed the exciting teenage forward a five-year contract worth in the region of £30,000 a week,’ Kajumba writes of Iwobi, who is currently earning no more than £10,000 on a three-year deal.

But the 19-year-old’s sudden impact has persuaded Arsene Wenger to improve his terms and offer him a longer deal.

Wenger is also confident that club stalwarts Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will extend their contracts soon, with both expiring in 2018.

Matt Stead believes Iwobi is on track to surpass Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal.

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