Report: Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi handed second improved contract in six months

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has been handed a bumper pay rise and a two year extended deal at Arsenal despite signing a new contract at the Premier League club in October.

Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi has agreed to a new £30,000-a-week contract to keep him at the club until 2021, according to reports in The Mirror.

The 19-year-old forward has shot to stardom in recent weeks after starting for the Gunners in their Champions League Round of 16 second-leg clash against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Despite the daunting atmosphere, the debutant performed admirably and repaid manager Arsene Wenger’s faith with a goal on his Premier League debut the following week.

Put through on goal in the second period against Everton at Goodison Park, the youngster outpaced defender Ramiro Funes Mori before showing composure to slot the ball under Joel Robles.

The attacker followed that display up with his maiden international call-up to the nation of his birth Nigeria the following week in a 1-1 draw with Egypt.

On his return to the capital, Iwobi was handed his first start at the Emirates Stadium in the 4-0 victory over Watford, scoring his team's second goal on Saturday to net in consecutive league games.

According to The Mirror, the teenager signed a deal in October that saw him pick up terms of £10,000-per-week until 2019, however, Wenger has been quick to reward Iwobi with an improved five-year deal following his significant first-team strides.

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