Recent reports are suggesting that Arsenal are all set to hand Alex Iwobi a new contract as a reward for his recent performances.
The 19-year-old is certainly enjoying a sensational breakthrough season for the senior team after scoring in last summer’s Emirates Cup tournament.
After his first start in the Champions League match against Barcelona, the youngster netted his first ever goal for Arsenal in a competitive game at Everton on Saturday.
As a result, Iwobi, who now earns around £750-per-week at the Emirates is ready to be handed out a new deal worth £10,000-per-week in wages.
The deal will be a reportedly three-year extension to the young lad‘s current contract with a chance for lucrative bonuses and a future pay rise.
Iwobi, who has often played in cup competitions this term, has even received praises from former players this weekend with the latest came from former club legend Thierry Henry.
“He’s a perfect example of how a kid has to behave to make it to the top. He works hard, listens and always on time.” Henry said.
The teenager first gave supporters a glimpse of his talents in pre-season, where he was on the tour to Singapore before featuring on the Emirates Cup, scoring againt Lyon.
The production line at Hale End it seems has continued to churn out first-team regulars in recent seasons, with Hector Bellerin last year rising up as a first-team regular, but is Iwobi the next big thing?
The 19-year-old youngster is really versatile, having featured in every position from full-back to centre forward as he has pierced his way through the ranks at Hale End.
When his academy coaches found out the best ways to utilise his talents, Iwobi has now managed to settled in an attacking position where his pace, movement and eye for goal can be largely utilised by Wenger.
He gave a quick response scoring eight goals in 35 matches last season for Arsenal’s Under-18 and under 19 teams in the 2013-14 campaign before being included in Steve Gatting’s Under-21 side, where he was regularly captaining the team by the end of last season.
Skillful Iwobi also has quick feet and efficiency in possession that makes him a perfect-fit in Wenger’s system, if his recent progression goes on an upward trajectory.