Alex Iwobi: Arsenal midfielder signs new 'long-term' deal

Irene MckinneyAug 03, 2018

The France global joined Arsenal for a club-record fee past year but had an underwhelming campaign, scoring 17 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions, leading to criticism from a section of pundits and fans.

The 27-year-old played a crucial role in many intervals for Real Madrid in all three seasons of the Champions League as La Liga giants won the prestigious trophy thrice in a row.

"Aubameyang's very, very good".

Arsenal boss Unai Emery hasn't exactly instilled faith in the club's supporters that Aaron Ramsey will sign a new deal.

Callum Hudson-Odoi capped what has already been an outstanding pre-season under new manager Maurizio Sarri with a wonderful individual display here, despite Arsenal ultimately prevailing following a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended in a 1-1 draw.

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen to make the player a key figure in his new-look side, but he could leave for nothing next summer if he does not put pen to paper.

"My opinion is clear, I want him to be with us".

"It takes time for the newcomers, the new signings, to adapt but if it happens and they win the league it's a miracle - I wish that would happen".

There were encouraging signs as the Gunners built towards their Premier League opener against Manchester City on August 12. "It's hard but it's what you expect of a coach of that stature and a big club". Arsene Wenger was a manager that left a lot of inspiration with the players.

"At the moment I am very happy with the players who are with here with us", he said.

"The new head coach really inspires me so hopefully I get chances to prove how good I am".

A pristine set of penalties sent the tie into sudden death but Bulka could not provide more heroics, Cech's save low to his right denying Loftus-Cheek and allowing Iwobi to confidently stroke home the decisive spot-kick.

But Arsenal came into the game after the break and after a plethora of second-half substitutions they finished well on top. Taking place at The Hive Stadium on Sunday, September 30, the game will feature stars like Sol Campbell, Robert Pires and Kanu.

Kanu was speaking at the launch of Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018, the legends match raising funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation.

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