Ambitious Iwobi signs new long-term deal at Arsenal

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Nigeria star Alex Iwobi has made a pledge of keeping to the “very high” ethos at Arsenal after penning a new long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

“Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract with the club,” Arsenal announced on their website on Friday.

This has now put any kind of speculation of Iwobi’s future to bed after it was suggested that the Nigerian will be cut loose by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery following Arsene Wenger’s departure and calls by Tony Cascarino to have the midfielder offloaded alongside Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil.

Iwobi has described the Gunners as “one of the best clubs in the world” and is pleased to be part of the north London side from a young age.

“Arsenal’s standards are very high so I’ve always tried to reach that. Arsenal have always been one of the best clubs in the world, so to even be a part of the club from a young age I’ve always had to give my best, show why I’m here and prove myself. Arsenal has always been like that,” Iwobi told the club’s website after signing his new deal.

“I’ve heard that saying so many times, the coaches and players always remind us – especially the young players. First of all they’re trying to teach us to be professional on the pitch, because obviously we represent Arsenal and we need to be a team and a unit.”

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is “pleased” to see Iwobi sign a new contract with the club and believes the 22-year-old remains “a great example” for youngsters at the Emirates.

Emery has declared his readiness to work with Iwobi with the new Premier League season just a week from kickoff.

“I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us. 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,” Emery said after securing Iwobi’s service on a long-term.

Iwobi has scored nine goals in 98 appearances for Arsenal since his first-team breakthrough in 2015.

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