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Arsenal Confirm Agreement For £70k per week Long Term Contract For Midfielder


Alex Iwobi, the Nigerian International, was pleased to sign a new deal with Arsenal worth £70k per week for 5 years.[spacer height=”30px”]

[spacer height=”30px”]Alex Iwobi Joined Arsenal Academy at the age of six, he was always one of the players to be a standout in his early days. The ‘Nigerian Messi’ (as he is lovingly called) was a star for his nation during their World Cup run at Russia, with Iwobi representing in all the 3 matches.[spacer height=”30px”]

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“I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us.[spacer height=”20px”]

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.”[spacer height=”20px”]

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[spacer height=”30px”]It seems Unai and Arsenal has had some definite plans made for the 22-year old forward who made his first appearance in the Champions League against Barcelona during the 2015-16 season at Camp Nou and also scoring goals in his first starts in the Premier League against Everton and Watford.[spacer height=”30px”]

According to, Iwobi explained his commitment to club,[spacer height=”30px”]

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“It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young.[spacer height=”20px”]

To get an extended contract is an amazing feeling and I hope I’m doing the Arsenal family proud, as well as my family proud. It feels so special.[spacer height=”20px”]

The first kit that I had was Arsenal and long may I continue to represent them.[spacer height=”20px”]

I always realize 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.[spacer height=”20px”]

To actually wear the Arsenal shirt and walk out at Emirates Stadium and see all the fans is an amazing feeling. The very first kit that I had was an Arsenal shirt, and I’m still as honoured and proud to wear the shirt today.[spacer height=”20px”]

I can’t wait for that to continue.”[spacer height=”20px”]

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[spacer height=”30px”]98 appearances for the club; Alex Iwobi has been a frequent substitute over the years with Wenger controlling his herd, by utilizing his talent when the team has lost its freshness on the pitch. [spacer height=”30px”]

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His pace is an attribute to reflect on his passing style of play. Perfect through balls and a great celebration after scoring goals, he could be Arsenal’s second chance in a hopeless game filled with a deficit.[spacer height=”30px”]

Alex Iwobi also netted  winning penalty against Chelsea last Wednesday during the ICC campaign as a pre-season to the battles that begin on next week amongst the English clubs.[spacer height=”30px”]

[spacer height=”30px”]With the onset of a new era under new gaffer, his marks of inconsistency could be rectified and yield better results. Alex Iwobi also ended up having 5 assists to his name last season, which was more than even Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard could gather.[spacer height=”30px”]

[spacer height=”30px”]His deal could instigate a sense of political turmoil in the club, as Alex Iwobi would be competing for a spot in the playing XI with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But Unai has other plans on his mind, to thrive his skills under him as he is experienced himself.[spacer height=”30px”]

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Rakshit Naidu
Cryptography, Network Security and Sports Blogging enthusiast. Battery Management Systems(BMS) researcher at MotoManipal. 2nd year B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. From Bangalore.

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