Iwobi Shines as Arsenal Gives Wenger Emotional Farewell


*Victor Moses provides assist as Chelsea Edges Liverpool

By Duro Ikhazuagbe

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, got on scorers’ sheet for the first time in nine matches yesterday to end his goal drought in the English Premier League as he scored Arsenal’s fourth goal in the 5-0 defeat of Burnley.

The Gunners’ victory was a perfect send-forth for Frenchman Arsene Wenger who ended his nearly 22 years reign at the North London club with his last home game yesterday.

Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the 14th and 45th minutes gave the Gunners a two-goal lead into the break.

Sead Kolasinac made it 3-0 in the 54th minute, firing in a shot from a tight corner after good work from Jack Wilshere. Iwobi made it 4-0 in the 64th minute when he rifled in a shot into roof of the net before Aubameyang scored his second goal of the emotional afternoon at Emirates to make it 5-0 for the Gunners who moved six points ahead of the Clarets.

Elsewhere, another Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses provided the assist that earned Chelsea maximum points against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The 1-0 victory now moves Chelsea with 69 points to within three points of third-placed Liverpool and two behind Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool has only one game left while Chelsea and Spurs each have two.

Oliver Giroud heading into goal Victor Moses’ perfect cross from the right flank in the 32nd minute. It was Moses’ third assist goal this season.

Moses was however cautioned by Centre Referee Mike Taylor in the 81st minute and seven minutes later the Nigerian international was subbed off for Davide Zappacosta.

Chelsea remains in fifth but move within three points of third-placed Liverpool.

With two games remaining to Liverpool’s one, Chelsea can move level on points with the Champions League finalists when they face Huddersfield on Wednesday.

But given Liverpool’s superior goal difference, the Reds would almost certainly ensure a top-four finish with victory at home to Brighton on the final day.