Iwobi torments Southampton in win for Gunners


Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi put up a great shift as Arsenal made it back-to-back Premier League wins with a 2-0 victory over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Arsenal youth product was brilliant for the Gunners in the English Premier League (EPL) week 28 game.
He gave way for Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored for the goals for the Gunners, who comfortably dispatched the relegation-threatened visitors in the English capital.
The result has seen Arsenal move above Manchester United into fourth position in the Premier League table, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drawing 0-0 with Liverpool at Old Trafford.
French internationalĀ Lacazette drew the first blood for Arsenal as the Stadium erupted.
Southampton had a golden chance to level in the 15th minute when wing-back Matt Targett found space in a dangerous position, but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno was on hand to make an excellent save.
Once again the visitors were made to pay for the missed opportunity, with Mkhitaryan turning a low Iwobi cross into the bottom corner to double Arsenal’s advantage with 17 minutes on the clock.
A poor clearance from Saints goalkeeper Angus Gunn led to Iwobi having the chance to deliver and it proved to be a disastrous start to the match for the struggling visitors.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl introduced Nigerian born player Michael Obafemi at the interval as the visitors desperately looked for a route back into the match.
Obafemi was forced off with a hamstring problem in the 65th minute, though, with Hasenhuttl forced to substitute the player that he only introduced at the start of the second period.
The Gunners will continue the 2018/19 league campaign with a home game against Bournemouth on Wednesday.


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