My goal perfect for Nigeria’s Independence Day – Iwobi


Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has described his goal for Arsenal on Sunday as fitting on the day Nigeria is celebrating its 57th Independence Day.

Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal defeated Brighton 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on the 57th anniversary of his country’s independence from British rule.

He also praised Alexis Sanchez, who set him up with a backheeled assist.

“3 Points, Clean Sheet And A Goal Perfect Way To Celebrate Independence Day ??????#BIG17,” He tweeted after the game on Sunday.

“It was a great team play. I didn’t think Alexis would find me but it shows the skill he has,” He told the BBC.

Meanwhile, Arsenal Football club have confirmed plans to reward Nigerian Gunners in celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day.

Arsenal in a statement on its official website wrote: “Happy Independence Day to all of our Nigerian Gunners! To make this weekend extra special, we’re giving you the chance to win a shirt signed by Alex Iwobi.

Arsenal to reward Nigerian Gunners on Independence Day

“All you have to do is register your details here and one entry will be drawn at random as the lucky winner.


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