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Iwobi Stars, Welbeck Bags Brace As Arsenal See Off Southampton

Iwobi Stars, Welbeck Bags Brace As Arsenal See Off Southampton

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi was in Arsenal’s starting line-up in the English Premier League on Sunday and provided two assists as the Gunners came from a goal down to beat Southampton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

Both teams ended the game with 10 men as Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elneny were both sent off.

Iwobi, who was one of the seven changes made by coach Arsene Wenger from Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash against CSKA Moscow, provided two assists for Danny Welbeck’s brace.
The Super Eagles star also extended his goal drought to six games this season.
Iwobi last scored a league goal for Arsenal this season against Crystal Palace on the 20th of January, 2018.
Shane Long stunned Arsenal by scoring the opening goal in the 17th minute, but the goal was short-lived as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang drew the Gunners level 11 minutes later.
The goal was Aubameyang’s sixth in his seventh start for Arsenal since he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in January.
Welbeck made it 2-1 for Arsenal in the 38th minute of the first half when he fired in Iwobi’s delightful pass.
Charlie Austin restored parity for Southampton in the 73rd minute but Welbeck got the winner eight minutes later.
In stoppage time, Stephens was sent off for a shove on Jack Wilshere, who had torn his shirt by dragging on it. Elneny was also sent off for his involvement in the fracas that ensued.
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  • Murphy 3 years ago

    Very good display big17..

  • Dowell 3 years ago

    he really performed well in that no 10 role in the absence of ozil …..great guy…keep it up

  • sanni abdulrahman 3 years ago

    Wow! no 10 is his real position.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    The creative midfield position when Mikel is not available should just be given to Alexander the great. Iwobi could be our actual number 10 when hostilities begins in Russia. He was absolutely fantastic in that role, and every time he plays that role for Arsenal he always perform.

  • Ojo Samuel 3 years ago

    Exactly…That’s My Boy Position And Some Will Say He Is Overhyped…Shame On Those Analyst In Paininthearsenal…Always Going Hard On The Poor Lad.

  • world cup loading. owobi should be our no 10 in absence of Mikel. iwobi can still play the no 10 role while Mikel will play central midfield with ndidi as no 4. midfield of ndidi-mikel-iwobi. Samuel Kalu should replace Ahmed musa because Samuel kalu can score, cross, assist and run with accuracy more than musa. Cyriel dessers should be invited as 2nd striker. dessers can score and position well for passes to locate him.
    world cup squad suggestion: goalkeepers: alampasu, uzoho, ezenwa.
    defenders: balogun, ekong, ebuehi, aina, shehu, idowu, awaziem
    midfielders: Mikel, ndidi, joel obi, ogu, Etebo, iwobi
    attackers: Victor Moses, iheanacho, ighalo, dessers, Moses Simon, Samuel kalu, onyekuru
    substitutes: onazi, Ahmed musa , Ajayi, Stephen eze, omeruo, ejide-i don’t trust him.

  • PapaFem 3 years ago

    @OBJ, you are even making substitutions before the start of proceedings. Nawa o. We’ve got so many coaches here. Samuel Kalu, Cyriel Dressers, what have you. Why can’t we leave the coach to do his job. He knows what the players want n what have you.

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Internet coaches … Everyday!!!

    Some of these so-called “Internet coaches” and “internet soccer advisers” for the super eagles never fail to amuse me !!!

    I have one question and it required just one answer …

    Question: “Oga Internet coach/adviser, pls where were you and your suggestions / advise; when the super eagles were playing the WC qualifiers ????

    Answer: ………