Iwobi outguns Ighalo as Arsenal whip Watford

Arsenal youngster, Alex Iwobi, won the battle of the Nigerians when he clashed with Watford’s Odion Ighalo on Saturday at the Emirates.

The pair were on display when the Super Eagles crashed to the Pharaohs of Egypt over two legs in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last week.

When Iwobi was scoring and assisting his team to victory, Ighalo was left to rue missed opportunities as his goal drought continues for the eighth consecutive game.

Iwobi, 19, inspired the Gunners to one of their most dominant league displays of the season beating Watford 4-0 to keep their title ambitions alive.

The former England youth international continued from where he left off before the international break – with yet another strike – his second successive after his goal at Everton.

Francis Coquelin played in Alexis Sanchez, who returned an earlier favour by laying the ball across for Iwobi to finish calmly to double his side’s lead.

Iwobi was also instrumental in the build-up to the Gunners first – 36 minutes earlier – when his header was let loose by Watford’s Heurelho Gomes giving Sanchez the license to shoot.

Hector Bellerin’s shot in the 48th minute was deflected off Ben Watson and wrong-footed Gomes for the Gunners third.

Wenger took the chance to rest the legs of Danny Welbeck, Iwobi and Sanchez in the closing stages and it was two of their replacements who turned it on for a last-minute fourth as Joel Campbell burst into the box to cut the ball back for Theo Walcott to finish.

The victory takes Arsenal to 58 points – seven and three behind first and second-placed Leicester City and Tottenham respectively.