Ray Parlour praises Alex Iwobi display in Arsenal win over Everton

Jay-Jay Okocha, Rodney Marsh and Danny Higginbotham were all also impressed.

Ray Parlour has praised Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi on Twitter following his display against Everton.

Manager Arsene Wenger in the game handed the youngster his first start in the Premier League, after starting against Barcelona in midweek.

He took full advantage of his chance as well as he bagged his side’s second of the goal, racing clear of Ramiro Funes Mori and slotting calmly under Joel Roble for his first Premier League goal.

He was impressive all round, demonstrating why many at the club are excited about his future, and Parlour was quick to praise him on Twitter.

It will now be interesting to see if Iwobi is handed further chances between now and the end of the season.

Olivier Giroud has been struggling in recent months after a fine first half of the campaign, while Theo Walcott has not wholeheartedly impressed in the striker’s role.

That leaves the door open for Iwobi to come in and stake his claim for a regular spot in the Premier League games remaining.

His goal and all round impressive performances this week will certainly have gone a long way to convincing Arsene Wenger he is deserving of just that.

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