Iwobi to Earn N33m Weekly in New Deal


Nigeria and Arsenal attacking midfielder, Alex Iwobi is to earn a whooping N33m a week after signing an improved contract with the North London side, Arsenal.

Iwobi, who was with the Super Eagles at the recently concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup where he disappointed a lot of fan though he was played out of position by Gernot Rohr, agreed a five-year contract with the Gunners. He is to earn £70,000 (N33,000,000) a week which probably makes him one of the highest Nigerian player in English Premier League (EPL).

The Nigerian International it is recalled came through the youth system at Arsenal, and is just two appearances short of 100 for the Gunners.

The 22-year-old has been a regular over the last two seasons, but his future at the Emirates Stadium was believed to be unclear following the arrival of Unai Emery as head coach.

Recent reports claimed that the attacker could be available for £22m this summer amid interest from Lazio, but according to The Sun, Iwobi has now committed his long-term future to Arsenal.

The report claims that the announcement will be made official once Arsenal return from their pre-season trip to the Far East.

Iwobi scored three times and registered seven assists in 40 appearances in all competitions for his London club during the 2017-18 campaign.

The Anambra State born player played a key role in Eagles World Cup qualification as he scored the vital goal at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo to ensure Eagles qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a game to spare.

However, he was not able to replicate that form in Russia but remains one of the shining stars of the national team, the Super Eagles.

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