Despite media reports linking him with a move away from the Emirates, Super Eagles’ attacker, Alex Iwobi is on the verge of signing a new Arsenal contract, with new boss Unai Emery keen on keeping the young talent, AOIFootball.com can report.
The 22-year-old’s current contract ends in 2020 but with recent issues with key players, the Gunners are hoping to avoid the same occurrence with the Nigerian, especially with interests from AC Milan, Lazio and Everton.
New Gunners’ Coach Unai Emery is reported to have told the club’s hierarchy that he is interested in making the attacking-midfielder a key man in his plot to revamp the North London club.
Iwobi came through the Gunners’ youth system, making his debut in 2015 and has since gone on to win the FA Cup and also represented Nigeria at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all penned fresh deals in 2018.