The Arsenal fas in the Transfer Tavern aren’t used to praising their players after a performance at the moment. The club will be happy when they get to May and can brush the current season under the carpet and start again next year. Although yesterday took a different turn. Arsene Wenger’s side put in a mature, resilient showing and beat Southampton 3-2 at The Emirates with youngster Alex Iwobi coming in for praise after a solid display.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 9, 2018
A rare Danny Welbeck brace and the expected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike turned out to be enough to see off Southampton, despite goals from Shane Long and Charlie Austin. Although the praise has been rolling in for Arsenal’s Nigerian livewire, Alex Iwobi. The winger took a big step in shutting up his critics when he turned provider for both of Welbeck’s strikes, the classy performance has led to a number of Arsenal fans, who previously berated the youngster, to throw praise at him, calling for Iwobi to start on Thursday in the club’s visit to Moscow.
Arsenal’s Premier League campaign might as well be over already. The club has almost no chance of qualifying for the Champions League through their league placement and finishing above Chelsea is turning into their only goal in the Premier League for their six remaining games. However, the Europa League could turn out to be our resident Gunners’ saving grace. Winning Europe’s second-tier tournament provides direct entry into the Champions League and with Arsenal having one foot in the last four after demolishing CSKA Moscow 4-1 at The Emirates last Thursday, a return to Europe’s elite isn’t impossible.
You can read our resident Arsenal fans’ Iwobi verdict here:
Class from him today
— (@declankane20) 9 April 2018
We need to back this guy! Give him a break! He does try to make things happen for us. Yes, he’s not the best person you want on the ball when it’s time to shoot. But trust me final 3rd, i get excited because a chance is always created . Respect him please. @alexiwobi pic.twitter.com/2jErdDw2Fi
— Look err… (@ITweetArsenal) April 9, 2018
Iwobi! You really need to up your game, you're not a star yet. You can do more and you'll be forever a STAR just like your Uncle Jayjay Okocha.
— Thompson Adesegun (@segunthompson01) April 9, 2018
I know it was just one game, but he looked a little more mature out there today!!
— Grant Guntrip (@GrantGuntrip) 9 April 2018
Great job today, Alex, well played son.
— Masked Gunner (@onemaskedgunner) April 9, 2018
He really enjoyed himself yesterday. Enterprising football
— Dray_DC (@farydejay) April 9, 2018
— Hilary Chase (@Soakratis) April 9, 2018
start him against the Russian farmers
— Gabriel (@Gabriel_Jayment) April 9, 2018
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