Iwobi’s Homecoming at Arsenal ends in Tears


Alex Iwobi returned to the Emirates Stadium with Everton in the season’s finale of the Premier League fixture against Arsenal and it was not the best of homecomings.

Everton had already guaranteed their place in next season’s Premier League, but Arsenal were chasing a UEFA Champions League spot, they would go on to whitewash the Blues off Everton in a comprehensive 5-1 win and Iwobi gave away a penalty in the match.
The Midfielder was penalized for a handball inside the box, which allowed the Gunners go 1-0 up after Gabriel Martinelli (27′) converted the kick.
Martinelli then supplied Ghana’s prospect Eddie Nketiah (31′) for the Forward’s 5th league goal of the season – in what could possibly be his last game for the side.
His current deal at the club runs out in June and the 22 year-old is not close to agreeing an extension.
Nketiah and his representatives will fancy holding out, should better offers come and his World Cup ambitions with Ghana materializes.
In the meantime the Player and his teammates were desperate to finish the season in the top four spot, pending the result in Tottenham’s game at Carrow Road against Norwich.
That anticipation however so them slip for a moment allowing Iwobi slip in a pass to Dominic Calvert-Lewin who then set up Donny van de Beek for an easy tap in.
The third goal of the first half led the sides into the interval, but Mikel Arteta’s side returned in the second half with a bigger resolve and straight off the bat they restored their two-goal lead.
Cedric Soares with a fine shot from range (56′), three minutes later CB Gabriel Magalhães extended the lead further.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard then put the bow on it with a sweet finish in the 82nd minute.
However Arsenal failed to get the UEFA Champions League spot, as their North London rivals, Tottenham hit the already relegated Norwich 5-0.
Arsenal finished in fifth position, two points behind Tottenham.


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