The North London side has taken the right steps in securing the future of one its most promising youth players, after handing him a better offer barely 6 months after he signed his first major deal with the club. Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi has all of a sudden become the revelation of the year for Arsenal this season, and he sure deserves a reward. Having earlier put pen to paper for a 4-year deal worth 10,000 Pounds in weekly wages, the teenage sensation has been offered times 3 of that, and will now enjoy the deal until 2021.
His meteoric rise to the top began when he held his own against the star-studded Barcelona team in the reverse encounter of the team’s Champions League round of 16 fixture. The brilliant display earned him his first EPL start few days later against Everton, and he capped a wonderful game off with a winner for the Gunners. His entire performance and goal against Watford at the weekend further established that he isn’t just another flash in the pan, and he is already cementing his starting place in the side as he continues to form a great partnership with Danny Welbeck.
Of course, the big guns are all watching, and Arsenal are making sure he isn’t lured away from the Emirates by other big clubs. Offering him the new deal is the way to go, and they can only expect the best from him next season when a fresh challenge to win titles start again. The Three Lions definitely missed out on this big trick, as the former England youth international has rather chosen to represent his country of birth at the senior level.