New Arsenal Head coach Unai Emery says he looks forward to working with Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi at the London club.
This comes as Iwobi on Friday put pen to paper on a new Arsenal contract committing his long term future to the club he joined as a 9-year-old.
Following the departure of long term manager Arsene Wenger who gave Iwobi his debut and made him a first team player, there had been speculations on what the future held for the young Nigerian at the club.
The long term contract shows Emery is willing to keep faith with the Nigerian player as Arsenal looks to improve on a sixth placed finish in the 2017/18 season.
“I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us” Emery told Arsenal media.
“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.”
Since becoming a regular in Arsenal’s first team in 2015, Iwobi has made 98 appearances, scoring nine goals.