In Ozil’s Absence, Iwobi Dazzles, Scores In Number 10 Role In Arsenal Win Over Crystal Palace


Alex Iwobi put up a five star performance for Arsenal capped with a goal in their well deserved 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.


Iwobi was handed the number 10 role by manager Arsene Wenger in the absence of German star Mesut Ozil, and the 20 year old proved his manager right with a sublime display.

He was involved in the build up that lead to Arsenal’s first goal scored by Oliver Giroud, and in the first half he only misplaced two passes as Arsenal dominate the visitors.

In the second half he picked up from where he left off with a headed goal for Arsenal to hand them a 2-0 lead few minutes after the restart.

His link up play with Granit Xhaka and Mohammed Elneny in the middle for Arsenal was eye catching, as well as his near perfect connection with Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Luca Perez upfront.

He got a standing ovation when he was replaced by Alex Oxlade Chamberlain with less than 20 minutes left to play in the game.