Iwobi pleased with Arsenal momentum


Alex Iwobi says Arsenal have reacted well to August’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool after securing a fourth consecutive clean sheet in their victory over Brighton.

The Gunners beat the newly-promoted side 2-0 on Sunday with the Nigeria international sealing the three points in the second half with a tidy finish following an eye-catching back-heeled assist from Alexis Sanchez.

Reflecting on the three points, Iwobi told Arsenal.com: “We’ve been doing well, it’s been nice to win again and keep the momentum going and everyone’s confident. Also to get a clean sheet is an extra bonus for the team.

“Obviously, we had a heavy defeat against Liverpool, but ever since then we’ve reacted well, we’re going on strong and yes everyone’s just proving to the Premier League, to the teams, to everyone around, that we’re able to contend for the title.

He added: “We’re always up for the challenge [of winning the league], we just have to be consistent, which is the key thing in the league. It’s no sprint, it’s a marathon, so we just have to keep on going and see where we end up.”

Iwobi also touched on his first goal of the season and his eagerness to continue taking the opportunities handed to him by the manager.

“I don’t know if Alexis saw me, but if he did and he meant that, that was a special pass, like I didn’t know he was going to see me and find me. I’m just grateful for the opportunity, I just got my head down and had a shot and luckily for me it went in.

“When I get an opportunity I just give 100 per cent. Obviously we’ve got a lot of great players in the team so I’ve had to be patient and I’m still young, but whenever I get the opportunity I always give my best and like today I was able to do that.”

Many of the first team squad now head off on international duty. When they return we face three away games in eight days against Watford, Red Star Belgrade and Everton.

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