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Arsenal are set to reward Alex Iwobi with a new deal after the 19-year-old impressive performance since he broke into the first team.
Iwobi will be rewarded with a £10,000 a week salary for his impressive performance this season.
Wenger rates the midfielder highly and decided to include him in the first team as against sending him out on loan . The midfielder is excited to be playing a major role in the Gunners first team and has thanked Wenger for the opportunity.
“With going out on loan, it’s men’s football so you have to win all the time [and develop] that ‘anything to win’ kind of mentality. So you learn things quicker on loan,” Iwobi told the Arsenal Weekly Podcast.
“But when you’re playing with world-class players and training with them every day you become a better footballer in my opinion. You learn a lot more training with the likes of [Mesut] Ozil and [Alexis] Sanchez.”
Iwobi scored his first goal for Arsenal against Everton on Saturday.