Iwobi Salutes Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang


Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has heaped praises on his new teammates, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, following their performances in the London club’s stunning victory at the weekend.

Iwobi hailed Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan for their debut efforts in The Gunners’ 5-1 rout of Everton in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The Gabon international netted in his maiden appearance for the Gunners, while the ex-Manchester United star provided three assists on his home debut.

Speaking on Aubameyang, Iwobi said: ”You can see that he’s got electric pace and an eye for goal as well.

”He was involved in the link-up play as well, so we’re definitely happy to have him and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the team.

”He’s fun. He’s learning faces but he’s definitely enjoying his time here and there’s still more to come from him.”

On Mkhitaryan’s three assists, Iwobi said : ”We’ve seen glimpses in training and we were just waiting to see it on the pitch. As you can see from today, he’s just an amazing player.”

Iwobi spoke after he contributed an assist in The Gunners’ victory, as Aaron Ramsey’s first career treble lit up the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal completely annihilated Everton 5-1 in their Premier League clash on Saturday evening.

Iwobi started in the encounter, in which the hosts made a first half statement display, as Mkhitaryan found space down the right flank to tee up Aaron Ramsey after just six minutes and the Welshman was on hand to tuck home the opener.

Laurent Koscielny made it two eight minutes later, getting the better of Eliaquaim Mangala to nod in at the far post after Shkodran Mustafi had earlier won the first header.

Jordan Pickford could do little about the third that soon arrived, palming onto the roof of the next from an Aaron Ramsey’s piledriver after Iwobi had done well to pick out the midfielder.

Iwobi was hardly finished yet as he drove through the Toffees midfield before finding Mkhitaryan with a deft through ball and the Macedonian laid off for debutant, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to chip in his first goal for the club and put Arsenal four goals ahead.

Though Calvert-Lewin climbed highest to momentarily stem their opposition flow with a precise header four minutes past the hour mark, Ramsey arrived at the right place to wrap up the three points with his third of the evening.

Ramsey became the 20th different player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Arsenal today, more than any other team has had in the competition.


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