Alex Iwobi to be offered second Arsenal contract within six month

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Young stars seem to be popping up all over the Premier League at the minute in what is a refreshing stance on youth in the division.

Three names have been at the forefront of this youthful revolution in the world's most watched domestic division; Marcus Rashford, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.

The latter has perhaps grabbed the least of the headlines but has gone about his business in a quiet and mature manner, earning himself a starting role in Arsene Wenger's in-form Gunners side.


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Now, the 20-year-old Nigerian looks set to earn a bumper new contract just six months after signing a new one, according to the Mirror.

The renewal of Iwobi's deal is testament to his impressive form and could see him improve greatly on the £25,000 per week deal he signed back in April.

After previous years of having to offload their star players, the club appear to have moved forward and changed their structure in order to keep hold of their most prestigious talents.

Iwobi may not be a player of considerable clout just yet, but his potential and adaptation to the high standards of the division mean he is certainly an entity worth investing financial resources in.

Many of the other stars at the club are also set to be offered new deals in the near future.

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal's two undisputed stars, are said to be close to new deals as Wenger seeks to further secure the club's future.

Hector Bellerin is also a name said to be on the contract radar by the club after the 21-year-old's meteoric rise to one of the finest full-back's in world football.

Many see this season as being Wenger's last in the Arsenal hot seat and he seems hell bent on assuring that the club he adores is in the best position it can be once he departs.

New signings in the form of Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez, combined with potential new deals, could be the perfect platform for a new manager to come in to.

The securing of Iwobi's future will no doubt bring smiles to the faces of Gunners fans; a player who has risen from the academy of the club to be an unlikely cult hero - one with copious amounts of talent.

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