Arsene Wenger surprised many, with his recent faith in Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi, but all those who had questioned this move have had their mouths shut by the level of performances of the teen winger.
In a tightly contested match against the Swans on Saturday, Iwobi showed just what he can do when in full flow. The youngster turned and slalomed his way into the box, through a crowd of five Swansea players, like a warm knife through butter and even managed to nutmeg one of them in the process, before setting up Theo Walcott with a chance.
Arsenal held on to win the match 3-2, courtesy of a brace from Walcott, even though they had Xhaka sent off late on. This win sees them rise to to the 2nd spot in the table, level with Manchester City on points, but behind on goal difference.
Check out the run from Iwobi below!
Alex Iwobi gets past 5 Swansea players leading to Walcott chance. Full run: pic.twitter.com/Rm5mDexe64
— AFC Stat (@AFCStat) October 15, 2016