Iwobi shines at Swansea

| 14th Jan 2017

Iwobi shines at Swansea

Alex Iwobi enjoyed an influential display at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon – even if he won’t formally be credited with two goals.

The Nigeria international twice saw his efforts turned into the net by Swansea players, but insists he won’t have both his goals taken away with a fight.

“I’m claiming the first one! It’s on target so I’m going to claim that one,” Iwobi said. “Second one I can let slide, but the first one is definitely my goal.

“It was quite big [the deflection] I’m not saying, but they all go in, they all count. But that one at least, I’m praying it’s my goal.”

The 20-year-old also revealed that Arsène Wenger had instructed the team to be more ruthless during the half-time break, something Iwobi feels was carried out in the second half.

“The boss got onto us a bit saying we know we can do better, just keep on moving the ball quickly, as fast as we can,” he said. “In the second half we showed our quality and were able to get the three points.

“Swansea gave us a difficult start, they pressed us really well and they also kept the ball and were on the front foot. It was a great performance from us and at the end of the day we were able to get the three points.”