Ghana target Eddie Nketiah has signed a new five year contract extension with English giants Arsenal ahead of the new season.

The 22 year old striker's contract was set to expires at the end of the month but the gunners have been able to reach an agreement with the striker.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that he is excited that the striker has signed a new contract extension with the club.

He added that he  represents the values of the club and that they must get to work and continue to develop his talents.

Manager Mikel Arteta, said: “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club. We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”

The Ghana target was in fine form for the North London club getting to the end of the league scoring a brace against Chelsea and another brace against Leeds United as the gunners pushed in vain for a champions league return.

Nketiah had been linked with clubs such as Borussia Monchengladbach, Crystal Palace, Leeds, and Dortmund.

He signed a new five-year contract which worth roughly £100,000 per week.

Despite being a bit-part player under Mikel Arteta for the majority of the season, the £9m-rated talent still managed to return impressive numbers over his 21 Premier League outings – only eight of which came as starts – scoring five goals, registering one assist, and creating two big chances for his teammates.