Deal Close: Emery Confirms 22-year-old Rapid Forward Will Sign Arsenal Contact

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi is set to sign a new deal with the club.

The 22-year-old forward has made 39 appearances for the North London club last term, playing 22 Premier League games, in which he has found back of the net three times and recorded five assists as well.

Nigeria international forward who featured for his country at the World Cup tournament has two years left on his contract, and Emery says the Gunners academy graduate will sign an extension having returned for pre-season.

“I have the information – he’s near. First, I want to work with every player, and they are coming [back from their breaks after World Cup duty],” Emery said.

“Mesut [Ozil], Iwobi, [Mohamed] Elneny are starting to work with us, the first week is very good. My information is he is going to sign and continue with us.”

The Gunners have made five signings so far, with Brand Leno Matteo Guendousi, Lucas Torreira, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos all moving to the Emirates.

While Emery revealed he is happy with his squad, he did not rule out the possibility of the arrival of new faces at SEmirates Stadium.

“I believe in these players. Now I am very happy with the players who are working every day. On Monday other players come with us after the World Cup,” Emery added.

“If there is a possibility to sign another player, it isn’t very important now, but while the window is open, we can, it’s a possibility.”