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Iwobi: New Arsenal Contract Is Amazing

Iwobi: New Arsenal Contract Is Amazing

The 22-year-old, who represented Nigeria in the World Cup over the summer, has played 98 times and scored nine goals for Arsenal since making his first-team debut as a teenager in 2015.

The French global nearly signed for the Premier League giants before the World Cup earlier this year, only for the deal to fall through at the last moment.

"It's always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young", Iwobi told Arsenal media.

Iwobi joins defender Calum Chambers and midfielder Granit Xhaka in signing new deals with the club this summer.

"To get an extended contract is an incredible feeling and I hope I'm doing the Arsenal family proud", Iwobi said. "But we want to continue working with them and also looking if they are OK physically and with the performance, and [if they are] better also than another player who was working with us, to choose the player for the first XI".

"There's always going to be pressure in football and it's always wonderful for young kids, especially at Hale End [where his shirt adorns the wall], to look up to me".

But new manager Unai Emery considers the Nigeria global an important player in his plans.

The Gabon worldwide scored 10 goals in 13 Premier League appearances last season.

"I'm excited. I enjoyed my time in Singapore and I'm enjoying training now and can't wait for the season to go ahead".

Despite the enormous pressure following the big money move, Auba showed his class to the Arsenal faithful by scoring an impressive ten goals in 13 appearances.


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