So far the transfer window has been kind to Arsenal. Unai Emery has forked out money to sign five new players at The Emirates and the fans are delighted with this. Unfortunately, though, the fans aren’t quite as pleased with news coming out of The Mirror claiming that Alex Iwobi will be signing a new contract at the club keeping at The Emirates until 2022.
Mirror | Alex Iwobi is on the verge of signing a new long-term Arsenal deal. Iwobi has agreed terms on an improved contract and will extend his stay at Arsenal until 2022 when he puts pen to paper on his new agreement. #afc pic.twitter.com/GG45VDTT5P
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 22 July 2018
Most Arsenal fans have been demanding that Aaron Ramsey signs a new contract at the club over the last few weeks. The Welshman has become a fan favourite over the last few years in North London and most Gunners are prioritising his new deal. At the moment, though, it seems that Emery has been dealing with the club’s Nigerian winger as he aims to extend the 22-year-old’s Arsenal deal.
Iwobi has come under intense scrutiny over the last few years for failing to kick on in his Arsenal career. The winger often runs himself into dead-ends and lacks end product at times, making him one of the club’s most frustrating players to watch. However, with the additions of both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Nigerian should find it easier to create chances as his new colleagues active forwards runs make it easier for the club’s wide men to create chances.
You can read the Arsenal fans’ Iwobi verdict here:
Iwobi’s best highlight was probably telling his pals to “Bell Me” after we lost a game
— Dean Ryan (@Dean_Ryan777) July 22, 2018
— Billy Cove (@CoveBilly) 22 July 2018
He’s absolutely terrible
— Goonerette TV – GTV (@HONESTAFC) 22 July 2018
How is iwobi signing a contract before captain Ramsey does pic.twitter.com/kvLtcgP826
— October 9th (@KgosinagaMusa) 22 July 2018
Rather have bendtner
— cj (@jake325is) July 23, 2018
What kind of bad news is this one now
— VOLGOGRAD (@DannyKvng) 22 July 2018
He doesn't deserve it.
— Inq (@TheInq42) July 22, 2018
Don't worry. Once Emery sees the lad in training he won't want him in our club
— Alexandre (@ItsPhazha) July 22, 2018
As you can see, the Gunners have little time for Iwobi and will be hoping he doesn’t sign the rumoured new deal.