Twitter goes nuts as Alex Iwobi scores first Arsenal goal at Everton

Nigerian youngster, Alex Iwobi, continued from where he left off against Barcelona at Nou Camp with another class act as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 to return to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

After exiting the FA Cup and Champions League within the space of four days, Danny Welbeck and 19-year-old Iwobi, with his first for the club, scored in the opening 45 minutes at Goodison Park to ensure the Gunners still retain some interest in the pursuit of Premier League leaders Leicester.

Full-back Hector Bellerin launched a pass down the right channel to completely expose Everton’s Funes Mori in a two-on-one situation and while Iwobi may not yet possess all the skills of his mercurial uncle Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, he displayed a similar coolness in the final third, ignoring Mesut Ozil on his own in the middle to confidently slot past Joel Robles.

Iwobi who completed 28 passes, created one chance and had three shots on target said about his first league goal: “Yeah, it’s not bad. I enjoyed the moment. I’m happy that the team won, that’s the positive, that’s what we’re going to take into the next game.”

Fans immediately took to social media to voice their feelings about the youngster’s performance in his full debut for the Gunners.