Iwobi’s first Premier League goal sends Arsenal top

Alex Iwobi

Nigeria youngster, Alex Iwobi, opened his Premier League goal account of the season to help Arsenal defeat Stoke City 3-1 on Saturday.

The 20-year-old notched the Gunners’ third of the game barely five minutes after replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the second half.

Arsenal began the game on the back foot and were punished as the referee awarded Mark Hughes’ men a penalty-kick which was dispatched by Charlie Adam.

Theo Walcott levelled matters right before half-time after a brilliant contribution from substitute, Hector Bellerin, from the right flank.

And only a couple of minutes into the second half, Oxlade-Chamberlain set up Mesut Ozil who headed the ball home to put the hosts ahead.

Iwobi, who was making his 11th league appearance of the season, followed his strike in the Champions League on Wednesday with another beautiful strike at the Emirates.

He finished off the win by calmly putting the ball past Lee Grant after Alexis Sanchez had laid it off to him in the penalty area.

The victory takes Arsene Wenger’s side to the summit of the log tentatively with 34 points with Chelsea playing West Brom on Sunday.