Nigerian international Joe Aribo has put in some great performances for Rangers since arriving at Ibrox back in 2019.
The 25-year old midfielder has churned out match-winning displays with his exquisite ball control, coupled with exceptional tenacity and athleticism, ample spectacles of which was on display last night against visiting St Johnstone.
One such moment that exuded Aribo’s virtuoso display on the night was him receiving an aerial ball in the opponent’s half followed by a sublime skill before initiating an attack.
Running towards the high ball dropping a few yards away from him, Aribo nonchalantly met the ball with a deft first touch while keeping his markers at bay.
The outrageous control was followed by a quick two-foot shuffle that left another opponent chasing shadows before the midfielder pushed the ball forward to his teammate.
The short clip of this extremely delicate move became an instant hit among fans online, as Rangers supporters hailed the Nigerian’s unearthly display.
Ball punted into the sky? Joe Aribo will kill it stone dead pic.twitter.com/NPunAL4fIy— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) December 15, 2021
Ronaldinho has posters of joe aribo on his wall— Gary Stevenson (@RfcGary) December 15, 2021
Doesn’t even do it justice. Came from the heavens 😍— Malcolm beveridge (@MalksBev) December 15, 2021
Joe Aribo pulling the ball out the air then stopping to wipe the snow off his boot.— aaron van snollebollekes 🇳🇱🇿🇲. (@ZambianPrince) December 15, 2021
As the Gers march on.
Joe Aribo could trap a @DundeeFC email before it hit the spam folder…— The Railway Van Bears Eh Eh 🎶 🚂🐻💙 (@TheRailwayBears) December 16, 2021
Congrats to Joe Aribo for being Scotlands first 100m+ player 👏— Stevie Jukes (@StevieJukes) December 15, 2021
Outrageous control from Aribo🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZDy1A4Jh6H— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) December 15, 2021
Rangers scored two goals on the night via attackers Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent to give their team a 2-0 victory in a top against bottom fixture at Ibrox.
With the win, Gio van Bronckhorst continued a perfect start to his managerial career in Scotland following Steven Gerrard’s departure.
Rangers now sit at the top of the table with 45 points, ahead of arch-rival Celtic by 4 points.