Mercurial Iwobi Gets New Nickname At Arsenal After Scoring Twice Against Viking


Arsenal Nigerian teen star Alex Iwobi has a new nickname after scoring twice in their 8-0 demolition of Viking of Norway in a pre season game.


Iwobi,scored in the 71st and 81st minute to add to goals from fellow Nigerian Chuba Akpom,Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell who also scored a brace in a game in which the host also scored an own goal.

His brace revealed his new nickname which was made public by the official twitter handle of the Gunners, with reference to his new jersey number 17.

He switched to jersey number 17 from the number 45 he wore last season, and it appears the number change has earned him a new nickname “BIG17”.

#Big17 was severally used by the official twitter account of Arsenal in describing his goals and impact in the game, and the forward also joined in the frenzy by posting #Big17 Off Safety shortly after the game.

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