Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi was back into top form for The gunners on Wednesday night, and played a key role in helping his side beat Moses Odubajo’s Brentford Town in the Carabao Cup.
Iwobi and Odubajo were both rated with six points out of ten for the efforts for their respective teams, but it was the Arsenal lad who hit the highlights when he got a foot into one of the goals in The Gunners’ 3-1 win.
However, footballlive.ng can report that Iwobi was totally outshone by man of the match, Danny Welbeck, whose double fired Arsenal to victory over Brentford and into the fourth round of the competition.
The England striker scored twice in the first half at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to put the Gunners on course, although the Championship side rallied well after the break and pulled a goal back through Alan Judge’s fine free-kick.
However, last year’s finalists, playing under Unai Emery in the Carabao Cup for the first time, sealed the game in stoppage time when substitute Alexandre Lacazette raced through to fire home.
Emile Smith Rowe made his first start for Arsenal as Unai Emery made nine changes from the victory over Everton on Sunday, while Odubajo made his second debut for Brentford following his return to the club.
It took until just the fifth minute for Welbeck to give Arsenal the lead. Matteo Guendouzi played a short corner before whipping the ball into the box, and Welbeck rose highest to head home his third goal of the season.
The Gunners continued to dominate and Welbeck added his second after 37 minutes. Henrikh Mkhitaryan found Iwobi on the left, he then rolled the ball into the path of the overlapping Nacho Monreal, whose low cross into the middle presented Welbeck with the simplest of tasks to slot in from six yards.
Brentford could have folded in the second half but instead they responded brilliantly, taking the game right to Arsenal and pulling a goal back just before the hour mark.