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Alex Iwobi eyes Arsenal first team after extending contract

06 October 2015, 15:16

London - Super Eagles invitee Alex Iwobi has ended speculation surrounding his future by putting pen to paper on a new long - term contract with Arsenal.

The 19 - year - old has expressed his happiness at committing his future to Arsenal and is hoping to break into the first team in the not too distant future.

Also read: Arsenal starlet cleared for Nigeria, gets Super Eagles invite

''I'm delighted to have signed a new contract, especially with a club like Arsenal who are so big, I’m happy to sign for them,'' Iwobi told arsenal.com.

''I like to think I have earned it. I have gone through a lot with Arsenal so to have a new and improved contract is very good and I'm happy to have earned it.''

The attacker added : ''I have had ups and downs. As I was growing up I had a lot of downs but as I get older things just keep getting better and better.

''The ultimate goal is to break into the first team and play as many games as I can.''

Alex Iwobi, whose previous deal with Arsenal ran until June 30, 2016, has scored 2 goals in five appearances for the U21s this season.

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