Well, after yesterday’s news that Lazio were willing to pay 25m euros for the Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi, that has been quickly squashed by the Gunners as it has been announced this morning that, in contrast, he is going to sign an improved deal with Arsenal. The Mirror reported….
Iwobi has agreed terms on an improved contract following talks which have been ongoing since the end of last season.
Iwobi’s previous deal, signed in 2015, ran until 2020.
But the 22 year-old attacking midfielder is set to extend his stay at Arsenal until 2022 when he puts pen to paper on his new agreement.
It certainly looks like Arsenal are trying to maintain most of their current players as the report goes on to state….
Mesut Ozil, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all penned fresh deals in 2018 and academy product Iwobi will be next.
The future of Aaron Ramsey remains uncertain though as he has now entered the final year of his contract.
The news on Ramsey is definitely worrying with only two weeks left of this summers transfer window. I would be very surprised if the Gunners let the Welshman run down his contract in the hopes of him signing next season, like Mesut Ozil, and there have been many rumours that Andre Gomes is being lined up as a replacement if Ramsey continues to stall. The most worrying thing is that there has been no statement of intent from Ramsey, his agent or the club. It looks like to me that he is going to be on his way, but to where?