Alex Iwobi proved his worth once again after coming off the bench to combine with Alexandre Lacazette in Arsenal 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the Emirates.
A well struck effort just after the hour mark by James Milner had Liverpool in front before Lacazette latched on to a wonderful through from Iwobi to slot an excellent equaliser.
It was the Nigerian’s second assist of the season and it was enough to see the Gunners maintain their unbeaten run, which has now stretched to 13games.
That result takes Iwobi and his team mates up to fourth on the league standings, with Liverpool back at the top, one point ahead of Manchester City who host Southampton on Sunday.
For Iwobi, his 22minutes appearance after replacing Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not go unnoticed. Here are reactions to his impact against the Reds and that wonderfully threaded through pass to Lacazette.
Iwobi should've started, kodwa Mkhi played well https://t.co/Q1i2FfZhAz
— PYT (@ThulekaDbn) November 3, 2018
Apart from Iwobi's impact in the game, how many of you noticed how Composed Holding was today? Considering it's a top match, he will be a really good player for @Arsenal in the future.
Really impressed by the young defender…#BSFootball #ARSLIV #PL
— Berbate™ (@AtolagbeBO) November 3, 2018
Micki for me shouldn’t start ahead of naija Messi. Iwobi is Arsenal new cool. He deserves every minute atleast for now
— Marco 8Ballz (@mab_2g) November 3, 2018
Iwobi should have started instead of Mkhi. Mkhi is expired milk
— Jefe (@kingjolly__) November 3, 2018
Our National treasure;
In no particular order. You can add yours
— Oluwatobiloba (@Oluwatobiloba_N) November 3, 2018
I love iwobi so much
— Astronaut Max ? (@MaeMa10ne) November 3, 2018
Aubemeyang game would have been alot better if Iwobi started. Mkhitaryan had a lot of the ball in the first half and didn't know what to do with it. Iwobi takes you on and passes are very good.
— Odumosu (@MinkailAdesoji) November 3, 2018
Iwobi really should of started
Xhaka and Torreira is unreal
Mustafi is the most inconsistent defender on planet earth#COYG
— Nathan (@NMcLaughlin8) November 3, 2018
Iwobi is actually class.
— RIP Adam (@CopyOfOne) November 3, 2018
— KinG NomSo? (@ani_nomso) November 3, 2018
Iwobi has been immense since he grew his hair.
— T_papi (@Teewhyfene) November 3, 2018
Every time I watch Iwobi I’m on the edge of my chair.Baller
— Steven Pienaar (@therealstevenpi) November 3, 2018
But the growth and development of Alex Iwobi this season.
— FunmI (@fvnmI) November 3, 2018
Arsenal are moving in the right direction under Emery.
A good fighting spirit & all players willing to do more than just pass around.
Iwobi has really improved & discovering his game. #PoojaFootball
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) November 3, 2018
Left to me, I'd have started Iwobi over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Sounds odd but winning or losing, bringing on frightening quality like Auba is only ever going to improve my team. Today Emery has only had to call on Iwobi, Ramsey & Welbeck. #ARSLIV
— OlaWale Agbede (@TheWaleAgbede) November 3, 2018