Alex Iwobi is pleased to have ended his seven-game goal drought for Arsenal with a goal in Saturday’s 2-1 away win at Huddersfield Town reports Completesports.com.
The Nigerian was, however, quick to add that Alex Lacazette’s neat finish from close range after a brilliant team play thrilled him more.
Iwobi struck his third Premier League goal of the season to set Arsenal on their way to their first away win in seven games at the John smith stadium on Saturday.
Alexandre Lacazette’s tidy finish from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross ensured victory despite a late Huddersfield fight-back which resulted in an owngoal from Sead Kolasinac.
The 22-year-old, Iwobi Nigerian international who last scored a goal in the EPL in December for Arsenal in their 3-1 win over Burnley has now had a hand in 10 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season (four goals, six assists) – his best return in a single campaign for the Gunners.
“As soon as I saw it coming in the air and saw the defender coming, I thought I just had to get a good connection, and luckily for me it went through the guy’s leg with a bit of a deflection and went in,”Iwobi told his club’s website.
“No, [this nutmeg] wasn’t on purpose, I promise!”
“We’ve been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed.”
“So when the goal went in it was a great team move and I was also happy for Laca to get the goal as well.”
Iwobi also praised Ainsley Maitland-Niles for a match-winning assist.
“Ainsley did well today. He’s an attacking threat. You can see that he can get up and down, he’s got a lot of stamina. It’ll do him a lot of good and hopefully he continues this run of form.”
The result saw the Gunners, who remain sixth, move within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United and level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea, who face Manchester City later today (Sunday).
By Johnny Edward.