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Alex Iwobi's debut goal puts Arsenal back on track

Liverpool: Alex Iwobi scored his first Arsenal goal as Arsene Wenger’s side won 2-0 at Everton on Saturday to keep alive their outside chance of winning the EPL title.

Arsenal players celebrate the debut goal of Alex Iwobi (2 from the left) during their EPL match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Saturday. Arsenal won 2-0. pic/AFP
Arsenal players celebrate the debut goal of Alex Iwobi (2 from the left) during their EPL match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Saturday. Arsenal won 2-0. Pic/AFP

Arsenal won for only the second time in nine games and the first time in four attempts in the league. After a difficult week in which they had gone out of the FA Cup to Watford and the Champions League to Barcelona, prompting some supporters to call for Wenger to go, the Gunners gave the perfect response.

Victory also took them four points clear of fourth-place Manchester City, who host Manchester United today, tightening their grip on a Champions League berth.

Having lost only once to Everton in their previous 17 league meetings, Arsenal could hardly have picked better opponents against whom to try and launch a late-season rally.

They seized the opportunity in impressive style thanks to an early Danny Welbeck goal and Iwobi’s cool finish, which gave the 19-year-old Nigeria international a goal on his first Premier League start.

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