Joe Aribo took just three minutes to open the scoring against St. Joseph’s on Thursday and the Rangers faithful are buzzing about their summer signing.
Aribo got the barrage of goals underway with strikers Jermain Defoe (two) and Alfredo Morelos (three) completing the rout. A 6-0 victory for Steven Gerrard’s men secured a whopping 10-0 aggregate win in the first round of Europa League qualifying.
Aribo was making his first start since arriving from League One Charlton in this window. The signing irritated Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, who told talkSPORT: “It doesn’t make sense on the football side. For me, he should stay in England and keep progressing.”
The 22-year-old doesn’t seem to be bothered by his former manager’s comments though, as he notched his first goal in Rangers colours and impressed the majority inside Ibrox while doing so.
The midfielder took three minutes to latch onto Greg Docherty’s clever through ball before driving the ball past the helpless St. Joseph’s stopper, and his performance was sparkling throughout the match.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— Kyle (@DalcioLoyal) July 18, 2019
Some touch he has just reads the ball so well. Going places this guy.
— Stuart Jock McKenzie (@Jock_Rangers) July 18, 2019
Total class act. I’m putting my house on you for player of the year. Please don’t make me homeless big man.
— Alan (@Alan72952076) July 19, 2019
Already looking class young man
— GORDON MCKAY (@GCMCKAY) July 19, 2019
I now can see why Lee bowyer doesn’t get any sleep. Joe Aribo is a brilliant player
— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) July 19, 2019
Joe Aribo = baller
— Thomas (@Tickets_1) July 18, 2019
Joe Aribo is going to walk the league this season in midfield. Class above. #Rangers
— ?? WATP.com ?? (@WATP_com) July 19, 2019
@J_Aribo19 Great first goal tonight.. Only took 3minutes.. Look forward to a lot more.
— Charlie Newlands.. aka Wrestling Junkie (@BROXIDOG70) July 18, 2019