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Alex Iwobi Arsenal star reacts to Europa League win

Iwobi played 64 minutes as Arsenal beat Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday.

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi featured in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Cologne in the Europa League (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Arsenal star Alex Iwobi is delighted with their winning start to the 2017/2018 Europa League win over FC Cologne on Thursday, September 14.

Iwobi played for 64 minutes as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat FC Cologne in a delayed Europa League game at the Emirates Stadium.

Alex Iwobi play Iwobi played in central midfield in the Arsenal's win (Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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After the game, the Nigeria international took to his Twitter to express his delight.

Nice Way To Start Our Europa League Campaign With A Win,” Iwobi wrote on Twitter.


The 21-year-old started the game in midfield alongside Mohamed Elneny. He is registered as a provider for Arsenal’s second goal.

He picked up the ball in the middle and drove forward before picking out Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez, however, had lots to do as he had to chase the overhit pass from Iwobi before driving at the FC Cologne defence and curling an effort to put Arsenal in the lead.

Alexis Sanchez play Alexis Sanchez was one of Arsenal's scorers in the win over Cologne (AFP)


Sanchez’s goal was a turnaround for Arsenal who had gotten behind in the first half to a Jhon Cordoba goal.

A poor clearance from David Ospina fell to Cordoba who lobbed the ball from long distance over the Arsenal goalkeeper into an empty net.

Second half substitute Sead Kolasinac brought Arsenal level before Sanchez and Hector Bellerin completed the win.

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