Alex Iwobi Super Eagles forward signs new deal with Arsenal

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has signed a long term contract at Arsenal

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi has signed a long term contract at Arsenal (Marc Atkins/Offside)
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Soon to be Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi has signed a new contract with Arsenal.

The 19-year-old has been at Arsenal all through his career and has been a mainstay of the Gunners’ under-21s.

Iwobi was part of Arsenal’s team in the pre-season trip to Singapore and also the Emirate Cup in London where he scored his first senior goal against Lyon.

 

Iwobi is currently with the Super Eagles team after he was invited to national team by Sunday Oliseh.

Read: Alex Iwobi shines for Arsenal against Lyon

Though he was born in Nigeria, Iwobi who is the nephew of ex Super Eagles captain Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha was raised in England and have played for their Under 16, 17 and 18 teams.

Alex Iwobi and Sunday Oliseh play The striker is currently with the Super Eagles team in Belgium (Twitter/NFF)

 

He however chose to play for Nigeria at the senior level and even trained with the Nigerian Dream Team earlier in the year.

Read: Alex Iwobi gets Super Eagles call-up

"My dad too has told me a lot of things about the honour and pride that goes with playing for Nigeria,” Daily Mail quoted him as speaking about choosing to play for Nigeria.

So I thought a lot about this and decided to play for Nigeria.”

Watch this video of Alex Iwobi scoring for Arsenal, below:

Arsenal trash Lyon 6-0 in their first game at the annual  Emirate Cup in London

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