Alex Iwobi made his 91st appearance in an Arsenal shirt in the North London derby last Sunday – which ended in a 1-1 draw- and after being picked ahead of big-name players such as Mesut Ozil, made a big impact on the game. There was a lot of talk after the game about Iwobi’s noteworthy performance after a rocky start to his Arsenal career. His stats from the game included:
90 minutes played
22 passes on target
1 chance created
Fans were impressed by the chances he created from the left, while also putting in a solid defensive shift, and particularly by the fact that he consistently beat Tottenham’s Kevin Tripper over the course of the afternoon.
The 22-year old made his mark on the game as a response to manager Unai Emery’s faith in him. He will no doubt be hoping to secure a place as a more permanent fixture in the Arsenal team with more performances like the one he put in on Sunday, particularly in light of Arsenal’s upcoming Europa League fixtures.