Alex Iwobi Super Eagles star working hard to get back into Arsenal starting XI

Iwobi scored Arsenal’s third goal in their 3-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League after coming on in the second half.

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Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi wants to return to Arsenal starting XI (Getty Images)
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Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is working hard to get back into the starting XI of Arsenal.

Since his own goal in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in November, Iwobi has started games on the bench.

Oliveir Giroud and Alex Iwobi play Iwobi has not started a game since he scored an own goal in a Champions League game in November ( Andy Hooper/Daily Mail)

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In his last two games, he scored after coming on as a second-half substitute.

The 20-year-old scored Arsenal’s third goal in their 3-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League after coming on in the second half.

Following his performance, Iwobi says he is working hard so he can return to Arsenal’s starting X1.

"I was able to get a goal last week in the Champions League and now I was able to get one in the Premier League," Iwobi told Arsenal website.

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi (3L) shoots and scores past Stoke City's goalkeeper Lee Grant at the Emirates Stadium in London (AFP)

 

"I just need to kick on now and show what I can do to get into the starting team again.

"It was much needed a win - even though we started off a bit shaky, we were able to get through in the end and it was a great performance from the team.

"We’d like to clean a sheet but we were able to get three points, we defended well and it will boost our confidence.”

Iwobi and his teammates travel to Goodison Park where Arsenal will take on Everton in a Premier League midweek fixture on Tuesday, December 13.

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