Unai Emery has revealed that Alex Iwobi will sign a new deal at the club.
While Arsenal are yet to officially confirm the contract extension, it’s thought the Nigeria international, as reported the other day, will sign terms that keep him at the Emirates until at least 2022.
The 22-year-old has 98 appearances for the Gunners to his name and last put pen-to-paper on a deal back in 2015.
Asked about Iwobi while in Singapore, Emery replied: “I have the information, he is near…my information is he will sign to stay with us.”
Iwobi, like fellow World Cup returnees Mohamed Elneny and Mesut Ozil didn’t feature in yesterday’s 3-1 penalty shootout defeat to Atletico Madrid but could get a few minutes on Monday when we face Paris Saint Germain.
“Mesut, Elneny and Iwobi are working with us – my first impression is very good,” added the Spaniard.
Good news that we’ve tied down another young prospect and here’s hoping Unai can help Alex go to the next level. After a bright start to life in the first team his progress tailed off a little last season…the ball is very much in his court now.