Alex Iwobi has praised strike partner Danny Welbeck for his help and advice following Arsenal's dismantling of Everton on Saturday ...
Alex Iwobi has praised strike partner Danny Welbeck for his help and advice following Arsenal's dismantling of Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park.
Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in his first league start as Arsene Wenger's side won 2-0.
Welbeck set the Gunners on their way when he scored early in the first half and Iwobi spoke of his happiness when playing alongside him.
|Alex Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal in his first league start for Arsenal in the 2-0 win over Everton|
Iwobi said after the game that he 'enjoyed the moment' when he his goal went in at Goodison Park on Saturday
'I'm enjoying training and playing with him (Welbeck),' he told BT Sport.
'He's given me confidence and he's always helping me out and giving me advice and I'm enjoying playing with him.'
The 19-year-old certainly made an impact. His power and pace frightened Everton's defence and he showed great composure for his goal.
Asked how he thought he performed in his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League, he said: 'Yeah it was not bad. I enjoyed the moment. I'm happy that the team won and that's the positive that we're going to take onto the next.'
Iwobi certainly wasn't alone in celebrating his goal either. The youngster's uncle, former Bolton player Jay-Jay Okocha, praised his nephew on Twitter.
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal played at Goodison Park, Liverpool on March 19th 2016
He wrote: 'So pleased with Alexi's performance this afternoon. Delighted he got his first Premiership goal... So proud of him. Well done Ojiogwu.'
Victory for the Gunners brought some positivity to what had been a difficult week with defeats against Watford in the FA Cup and Barcelona in the Champions League.So pleased with Alexi's performance this afternoon. Delighted he got his first premiership goal.. So proud of him. Wel-done Ojiogwu— Jay-Jay Okocha (@IAmOkocha) March 19, 2016