Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi was in Arsenal’s starting line-up in the English Premier League on Sunday and provided two assists as the Gunners came from a goal down to beat Southampton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
Both teams ended the game with 10 men as Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elneny were both sent off.
Iwobi, who was one of the seven changes made by coach Arsene Wenger from Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash against CSKA Moscow, provided two assists for Danny Welbeck’s brace.
The Super Eagles star also extended his goal drought to six games this season.
Iwobi last scored a league goal for Arsenal this season against Crystal Palace on the 20th of January, 2018.
Shane Long stunned Arsenal by scoring the opening goal in the 17th minute, but the goal was short-lived as Pierre Emerick Aubameyang drew the Gunners level 11 minutes later.
The goal was Aubameyang’s sixth in his seventh start for Arsenal since he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in January.
Welbeck made it 2-1 for Arsenal in the 38th minute of the first half when he fired in Iwobi’s delightful pass.
Charlie Austin restored parity for Southampton in the 73rd minute but Welbeck got the winner eight minutes later.
In stoppage time, Stephens was sent off for a shove on Jack Wilshere, who had torn his shirt by dragging on it. Elneny was also sent off for his involvement in the fracas that ensued.
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