Arsenal's Alex Iwobi handed new long-term deal

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After signing, the 22-year-old midfielder was left with the task of choosing a shirt number for his new club.

"I can't wait to learn from him".

Such misses in pre-season could normally be dismissed as an irrelevance - and he should get a further chance to make amends in Sunday's Community Shield against Manchester City - but the worrying context is how Morata ended last season.

"There's a little bit of interest from Liverpool, I understand".

"So, Ramsey is taking time and quite rightly to weigh up his options".

"At the moment I am very happy with the players who are with here with us. To get an extended contract is an incredible feeling and I hope I'm doing the Arsenal family proud as well as my family".

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Former Paris St Germain and Sevilla boss Emery took over at Arsenal from Frenchman Arsène Wenger in May and is tasked with reinstating the club as one of the most dominant sides in the English top-flight following recent underwhelming seasons.

Emery said: "I'm very pleased Alex has signed a new contract with us. We will wait for the medical analysis but we think it's not a big one", he told reporters (via football.london).

"I think this is for the club and for the player".

The Welshman said: "It's just a rock at the back, a leader of men, somebody to go in there and organise, point the finger at one or two, they've failed to bring that type of character in". Today, Liverpool are linked with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey....

Iwobi is the nephew of Jay-Jay Okocha and broke into Arsenal's first team during the 2015-16 season and impressed with his blend of size, speed and playmaking ability.

Ramsey could choose to force a deal through and move to Liverpool, but it's highly likely that he'll bide his time at Arsenal and await the many offers that are bound to come for him over the course of the next few months.

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