Arsenal are set to award Alex Iwobi with a new contract after the youngster’s recent performances in the first team, according to Paul Hirst of The Times.

The 19-year-old was man of the match in the recent win over Everton, just a few days after he played well against Barcelona at the Camp Nou and despite him only recently signing a contract with the club.

According to the report, Arsenal will award Iwobi with a £10,000-a-week contract which he very much deserves after making 14 first team appearances this season.

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The youngster played youth football for England before choosing to play at full international level for Nigeria, the country of his birth and the team that his cousin, Jay-Jay Okocha, represented with distinction.

Iwobi is set to be part of the Arsenal team for the rest of the season and if he does reach his potential, £10,000-a-week could prove to be a bargain.