Alex Iwobi put in a standout performance in Arsenals Europa League clash which earned him praise.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi was among the best players on the pitch as the Gunners swept aside Vorskla 4-2 in their opening game of the 2018/19 Europa League campaign on Thursday, September 21.
The 22-year-old was among did not take part in the Super Eagles 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles and the international friendly against Liberia due to injury.
He was also missing as they returned to action in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United.
The youngster was however named in the starting line up for by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery for their Europa League clash.
Twitter users were impressed with the performance of the youngster as he dominated the proceedings in the encounter and was responsible for controlling the tempo of the game in the absence of play maker Mesut Ozil.
Twitter reactions to Iwobi’s performance
Iwobi has impressed under Emery in the few games he has played this season but his showing in the Europa League was one to remember for Arsenal supporters.
His performance in the Europa League was on point that the Arsenal Twitter account commended him.
Iwobi who earlier said he has been sharper under the new manager dominated proceedings and set up an assist for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Here are the reactions on Twitter
“Have to say, Iwobi really seems to be benefitting from working with Emery. He’s been bright and lively whenever he’s played this season. Good to see. So much potential that needs releasing in him.”
“Unpopular opinion: Alex Iwobi has actually been a different player this season. Has his promise back.”
“Alex Iwobi had 5 killer passes in the match. I honestly don’t know where that ranks but usually you don’t see a player with more than 2-3 in one match.”
“Iwobi looks so rejuvenated and looking like a player full of confidence. Playing like the Iwobi from 15/16. Naija Messi in the cut‼️‼️”
“Iwobi is a different animal under Emery – who else noticed he seems much more physical and maybe even quicker??”
“Iwobi has become a better passer in the box. More conviction in that low cross. Great stuff”
“A little reminder that my boy Iwobi came off to a standing ovation. MOTM “
“Iwobi played well, so much improvement!! Weldone son”
“Alex Iwobi man of the match. Sublime tonight.”
Alex Iwobi’s man of the match display comes after he scored against Chelsea and created an assist against West Ham United in his 100th game for Arsenal.
He will hope to maintain his spot in the starting 11 when the Gunners host Everton in their next league encounter scheduled for Sunday, September 23.