Arsenal have secured for the next four years, the services of of Nigeria international Alex Iwobi, after the midfielder signed a new contract at the Emirates.
The Gunners announced the signing of the 22 year-old on Friday, along with a video of the elated youngster speaking of his love for Arsenal.
‘It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young,’ said Iwobi.
Really Pleased To Extend My Contract & Commit My Future To This Special Club. From Under 6 To BIG17 So Many People Have Helped Me. Thank You. Grateful To Our New Manager For The Faith Shown In Me & Our Fans For The Love, Support & Patience. Excited For 18/19 ???? #Gunners pic.twitter.com/CUaEbpEv2B
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) August 3, 2018
‘To get an extended contract is an amazing feeling and I hope I’m doing the Arsenal family proud, as well as my family.’
Midfielder Iwobi scored three goals in 26 league games under the now-departed Arsene Wenger last season.
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.”