Iwobi shines as Arsenal thrash Chelsea in London derby

Alex Iwobi [Photo credit: www.express.co.uk]

Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, played for 69 minutes in Saturday’s London derby where Arsenal finally got the better off their neighbours, Chelsea, beating them 3-0 at the Emirates.

Iwobi, who was praised by Coach Arsene Wenger just before the game, ensured that he justified the faith reposed in him by the French Coach with another fine display.

Though the 20-year-old was not part of the scorers, his deft touches and dashing runs caused the Chelsea defence a lot of worries.

A blunder from Garry Cahill in the 11th minute was pounced on by Alexis Sanchez who intercepted an intended back pass to Thibaut Courtois, before expertly chipping the ball over the Belgian keeper.

Arsenal’s second goal came less than three minutes later and Iwobi was involved in the build-up in which Theo Walcott ended the fine run with a tap in from close range.

Chelsea’s bad day turned worse when Mezut Ozil added the third after a swift counter attacking run from the Arsenal half was rounded off in the Blues’ net.

There was no show for Chelsea’s Nigerian duo of Victor Moses and Mikel Obi as Antonio Conte swallowed the bitter pill of back-to-back defeats in the League for the first time in seven years.

While the last time Arsenal had a win over Chelsea in the League is five years ago, the last time they achieved a three-goal margin win was 26 years ago at their former famous Highbury ground.

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