*Oliseh hails performance
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was on target Saturday even as Arsenal lost 3-2 to Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.
The Nigerian international scored a 41st minute goal to increase Gunners goal tally to two. Teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan had scored in the 37th minute before Iwobi converted an opportunity four minutes later.
The Gunners had missed two begging chances and even Iwobi would have scored a brace as he joined in missing chances just like two of this teammates including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Iwobi was in action for 75 minutes before being substituted by France international Alexandre Lacazette.
Chelsea had approached the match with all the seriousness it deserved, shooting into the lead as early as the 9th minute thanks to Pedro. Álvaro Morata increased the tally for the Blues thirteen minutes later while Marcos Alonso made it three in the 81st nminute .
Despite Gunners loss however, former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh was full of praise for Iwobi.
Oliseh who laid initial foundation for Nigeria’s qualification for the recently ended 2018 World cup in Russia took to social media to express his delight over Iwobi’s performance especially in the first 45 minutes of the battle of Stamford Bridge Saturday. Iwobi’s exploits according to Oliseh is not only a plus for the Gunners but also a big boast for the Nation
“Just love everything about Alex Iwobi’s performance this 1st half Chelsea vs Arsenal. Making Nigeria proud!!” he enthused. The victory is two wins from two under new boss Maurizio Sarri. The loss also marks two defeats in two matches for new Arsenal coach Unai Emery who is stepping in after the club operated 22 years under former coach Arsene Wenger.
Iwobi after the match admitted that the first half was shaky for the Gunners but insisted that the future remains bright for the Emirates landlords. “We will certainly take the positives and improve on it,” he submitted
There was however no action for Chelsea star Victor Moses who recently announced he has retired from international football to enable him concentrate on family and club football.
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