If there is anything that both Arsenal and their fans don’t want to see is a repeat of the contract situations that both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were a part of.
So, they have made an active effort to resolve the contract situations of other players. One such player happens to be Alex Iwobi who has just extended his contract and the club have officially confirmed this.
This has not been met with as positive a reception as the club would have expected as there are some fans who believe that the performances of the player do not warrant an extension.
But it is clear that the club and new manager Unai Emery rate him very highly. When Emery was talking to the club’s official website about the extension, he had this to say:
“I’m very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us. He is a great example of a player who can succeed from the Academy through hard work and I look forward to working with him and our other talented young players in the squad.”
The reason why some fans are not happy with Iwobi is due to the fact that the midfielder has not been able to play as well as he can. There is a real belief among the fans the player has a very high ceiling but is just not able to push to that next level.
Hopefully, this will be the season where he shows everyone just what he can do. And given the system that Emery wants to play, it seems that it will benefit the playing style that the manager wants to impose.
Iwobi is very talented and linking up with his teammates and he is great at gliding past players to create space for himself.
All these are qualities that are very helpful for a team that wants to employ a passing game. Iwobi is a player that will have a big impact on the upcoming season and this contract is an indicator of the faith that the club has in him.
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