Arsenal picked up a vital three points on Sunday, keeping pace with the teams above them in the English Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.
On the 21st anniversary of Arsene Wenger’s arrival at the club, the Gunners delivered the kind of routine win that Arsenal fans have grown accustomed to in those years.
Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi were the unlikely goalscorers that provided victory, neither had netted prior this season prior to today’s fixture.
Getting a goal was especially important for Iwobi, who Arsenal fans are desperate to see emerge into an attacking talent that can be relied upon when players like Mesut Ozil are missing.
The Nigerian international hasn’t had the best of starts to the 2017/18 season but this goal should do him the world of good and give him the confidence to shine in the weeks to come.
Gunners supporters were certainly delighted with his showing and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Nice solid performance from the boys today ! Sanchez seems very committed too ! Iwobi played brilliantly ! Bellerin crossings improving #AFC
— GoonersAllDay (@AFCNLDNNO1) October 1, 2017
That goal is huge for Iwobi’s confidence. Superb finish
— MG (@BulletHeader12) October 1, 2017
Delighted for Iwobi, gets too much criticism at him sometimes tho but Huge potential tbh #COYG
— Yasafah (@yasafah) October 1, 2017
Delighted for iwobi!
— Jonny P (@jpacker_1993) October 1, 2017
— Luke Emmett (@lukeygooner10) October 1, 2017
Particularly pleased for holding and iwobi,good week for holding,1st arsenal goal and starter in prem again, iwobi needed that goal…
— celbridgegooner (@celbridgegooner) October 1, 2017
Excellent finishing by iwobi
— Jahi Phantom. (@Je_Dex) October 1, 2017
Hector Bellerin excellent. Alexis gets the MOTM for his assist. Iwobi, Ramsey excellent as well. Good game. Warford away next. Need to win.
— Nnamdi Obinwanne (@obisingledigit) October 1, 2017