Alex Iwobi has thanked the Nigerian fans who witnessed his winning goal for his country on Saturday night.
Iwobi came on in the 66th minute for Nigeria against Zambia when the score was still 0-0. Within seven minutes, the 21-year-old has not only scored his second goal for his national team, he’d won the match and made the Super Eagles the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
This was only Iwobi’s 12th cap but he’s already made his mark on the Nigeria national team.
And he’s not doing too badly for Arsenal either.
Iwobi scored his first goal of the season for the Gunners against Brighton during their 2-0 win last Sunday.
It was only his sixth ever Premier League goal and he’d not found the back of the net since January when he scored against Watford.
The winger knows that he needs to add goals and assists to his game considering he’s an attacking player, so hopefully he can continue this run of good form he appears to be in once he returns to north London.
Iwobi’s also created five chances in the league this term and has managed a pass accuracy of 91% on average.