Alex Iwobi: Arsenal midfielder signs new 'long-term' deal

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The pair have struck up a friendship off the pitch, but can they strike up an effective partnership on it?

Boss Unai Emery said: "I'm very pleased Alex has signed a new contract".

The Gabon worldwide impressed at the Emirates Stadium following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January, scoring 10 goals in 13 appearances. But judging on pre-season and the fact that Emery's side don't have Champions League football to contend with, they could be dark horses in the title race. In between his goals, he also teed up Alex Iwobi for the fourth. "It was my first season so I can't be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more goals". New Los Blancos manager Julen Lopetegui has insisted that Vazquez would play an integral part under his management but the rumors never end.

"I think there's no vacancy at Liverpool right now following the arrival of Fabinho and Naby Keita but Ramsey would certainly be a very good addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad as a creative box-to-box midfielder". Will the pair see us challenge for top honours this term? "This is my aim, I always try to do that and I hope to get better [at scoring]".

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Just as the partnership was starting to look ominous, left-arm swing bowler Sam Curran dismissed Pandya with a brilliant yorker. Ben Stokes could not continue to convert his start into a big inning as he handed over a simple catch to Ashwin on his bowling.

Petr Cech prevented Arsenal from falling further behind on 14 minutes.

Injuries have plagued the England man over the past 18 months and the news of his potential departure has alerted Everton, who are one of the clubs interested in securing his services. "If people are good off the pitch, on the pitch it will be easier to play".

"I am sure he is going to have a big season with us".

The only Chelsea academy youngster to keep his starting spot was Callum Hudson-Odoi, and the dazzlingly gifted 17-year-old winger was at the heart of everything that the Blues did well in an entertaining first half. The Gabon worldwide started on the left against both Atletico Madrid and Boreham Wood, allowing Lacazette to start up front. Aubameyang and Lacazette have been playing well together and developing a friendship on and off the field. Yet if that bodes well, Aubameyang may be used on the left if Alexandre Lacazette is the main striker.

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