Arsenal news is very much like a country road - sharp turns with severe regularity with no idea where the final destination will be.

A perfect case of this is the recent news regarding Alex Iwobi.

Only last week, rumours surrounded the Nigeria star being the subject of interest from Serie A side Lazio, with a reported bid of 20-25m Euros doing the rounds in the daily papers and internet sites.

Now, the latest is that Alex Iwobi has impressed new boss Unai Emery, and is set to be rewarded with a new four year deal.

Iwobi has only just rejoined the squad after his adventures at the World Cup with Nigeria, and his week or so training with Emery and his new methods must have gone well, as Iwobi seems set to commit his next four years to Arsenal.

This can only be a win-win for Arsenal.

Iwobi is on the cusp of transforming from bright hopeful to fully-fledged star with all the responsibilities that brings. Sometimes Iwobi falls short of this, but if we keep him, we stand the chance of creating a fantastic player - and a home-grown Arsenal player at that.

If worse comes to worse and he doesn’t improve, we can sell on.

Iwobi at times last season flattered to deceive, but still weighed in with five goals and seven assists in his stop-start season that saw him fail to get a decent run in the team.

With more first team opportunities, Iwobi really has the platform to push on and be a big player for us.

The Nigerian will face competition from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Lucas Perez for a wide spot, possibly even Aaron Ramsey. He will have to show more than he did last season if he is to gain that foothold in the first team that his development sorely needs, but Emery seems to be of the opinion that he can do just that - if rumours are to be believed.

This reported new deal is a sign of confidence from the manager that Iwobi has a great future at Arsenal, and can be the player that his fleeting bursts of skill promise.