Arsenal have officially promoted Alex Iwobi to the first-team squad following the youngster’s impressive development this campaign.
The Nigeria international has been heavily involved with Arsene Wenger’s side and has made eight first-team appearances in all competitions.
Although he progressed through the ranks at Arsenal as a winger, Iwobi has thrived as a central-midfielder this season and was particularly impressive in the recent FA Cup victory over Burnley.
It had been anticipated that the 19-year-old would be loaned out at some point this campaign, but Iwobi is now set to remain with Wenger’s squad. He will keep the number 45 shirt for the remainder of this campaign but will be allocated a lower squad number ahead of next season.