EPL: Iwobi scores as Arsenal secure New Year victory

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

Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, started 2017 with a bang as he scored one of the goals in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A spectacular scorpion kick from Olivier Giroud had put Arsenal ahead at the break before Iwobi opened his New Year with a goal after heading home a deflection in the area to extend the Gunner’s lead.

The 20-year-old, who was in the starting line up, played for 77 minutes before he made way for Alex Oxalade-Chamberlain

Sunday’s goal is the second league goal for Iwobi this season as the Gunners have moved to third spot behind Chelsea and Liverpool.

Already, Iwobi has been nominated in Youth Player of the Year Category at this week’s Glo-CAF Award.

The Arsenal star will contend with Eric Ayiah and Sandra Ansah both from Ghana, Franck Jessie of Cote d’Ivoire and Sikiki Maiga from Mali.

After suffering an injury setback early this season, Iwobi seems to have continued from where he left last season.

Meanwhile, in the other New Year day EPL clash, there was nothing to cheer for Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo whose Watford team were whipped 1-4 at home by Tottenham Hotspur.

Advertisements

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.