BBC pundit hails Alex Iwobi and Arsene Wenger

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi netted for Arsenal against Everton.

Alex Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in their 2-0 win against Everton.

The teenager has earned the trust of manager Arsene Wenger over the past few months, even starting against Barcelona.

His display in the Nou Camp saw him rewarded with another display at Goodison Park, and he repaid Wenger with a goal in an important win.

He was selected by pundit Garth Crooks in his team of the week for BBC Sport, with the analyst also praising Arsene Wenger for helping to develop his talent.

Crooks said: "The link up play between himself and Danny Welbeck was fabulous at times and there looks to be the beginning of a wonderful partnership.

"What is even more remarkable is that it was only Iwobi's 14th game for Arsenal in all competitions. To be showing that sort of confidence so early in your career speaks volumes for Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff."

After the midweek loss to Barcelona, coupled with an FA Cup exit at the hands of Watford, many were expecting Arsenal to suffer another blow by letting their Premier League hopes fade further.

The win at Everton was a crucial victory for them, and the selection of Iwobi was a sign Arsene Wenger is losing patience with Theo Walcott. 

There are unlikely to be many fans clamouring for the England international to return in Iwobi's place.

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