Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi provided an assist in the first half for teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin to put Everton on the driving seat during Saturday’s Premier League game at Goodison Park.
The Nigerian with a well-worked cross from just outside the box, located Dominic Calvert-Lewin who had the simplest of touches to give the Royal blues Mersey an early lead.
Providing an assist against his former side, Iwobi also played a major role as Carlo Ancelloti played a three-man attack against the Gunners, who sit far behind from the top.
The Super eagle’s number 10 who’s gradually turned into a first-team player under Ancelloti has continued to play out his best even though in some games, he was played out of position.
Iwobi’s last two actions for Nigeria was superb as he provided two assists including a goal to earn Nigeria a draw against Sierra Leone in the AFCON Qualifiers.
The Everton midfielder struggled to find a stable ground during the early days of Ancelloti’s reign, even as the Italian manager preferred Bernard and James Rodriguez ahead of him.
Iwobi played 90 minutes, helping Everton to clinch three points against a struggling Arsenal side, who got to put the game on level terms through Nicolas Pepe’s spot-kick.