Iwobi made his first appearance of the season as Arsenal lost 3-2 against Chelsea in their last encounter in which he scored a goal.

New Arsenal boss however decided to keep faith in the Nigerian midfielder by including him in the starting line up against London rivals West Ham.

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The game ended 3-1 in favour of the Gunners, as a Nacho Monreal goal set up by Iwobi, an own goal by Issa Diop and a late strike by Danny Welbeck cancelled out an early lead for the Hammers from Marko Arnautovic.

Iwobi was substituted for French star Alexandre Lacazette at the start of the second half after his contribution.

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The 22-year-old set a record by making his 100th appearance for the Gunners in Unai Emery's first win of the season.

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Iwobi made his debut for Arsenal in the 2015/16 season under Arsene Wenger in a Carabao Cup game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Since then Iwobi has gone on to make 99 appearances before the game against West Ham.

Iwobi now has 67 appearances in the Premier League, nine in the FA Cup, nine in the Champions League, eight in the Carabao Cup, six in the Europa League and one in the Community Shield.

The Nigerian midfielder is expected to return to action when Arsenal take on Cardiff City in a Premier League encounter scheduled for Sunday, September 2.