Alex Iwobi played his first game in over a year for the Arsenal U23s and lasted the entire duration of their 5-2 comeback win over Reading.
Back with the U23s for the first time since January 2016, his demotion from a first team player came as a surprise to many despite his poor form off late.
Iwobi’s return to the U23s dominated the headlines before the start of the game, but it was Yaya Sanogo who went home with the match ball and praises after plundering a hattrick.
Another out of favour Arsenal ace Mathieu Debuchy also found the back of the net, as well as highly rated left back Cohen Bramall who joined the team in January.
Iwobi played as a number 10 behind Sanogo, who lead the line but fail to get himself into goal scoring positions even when Reading were on the back foot.