Alex Iwobi has praised strike partner Danny Welbeck for his help and advice following Arsenal’s defeat of Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in his first league start as Arsene Wenger’s side won 2-0.
Welbeck set the Gunners on their way when he scored early in the first half and Iwobi spoke of his happiness when playing alongside him.
“I’m enjoying training and playing with him (Welbeck),’ he told BT Sport.
“He’s given me confidence and he’s always helping me out and giving me advice and I’m enjoying playing with him.’
Asked how he thought he performed in his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League, he said: “Yeah it was not bad. I enjoyed the moment. I’m happy that the team won and that’s the positive that we’re going to take onto the next.”
Iwobi certainly wasn’t alone in celebrating his goal either. The youngster’s uncle, former Bolton player Jay-Jay Okocha, praised his nephew on Twitter.
He wrote: “So pleased with Alexi’s performance this afternoon. Delighted he got his first Premiership goal… So proud of him. Well done Ojiogwu.’”
Victory for the Gunners brought some positivity to what had been a difficult week with defeats against Watford in the FA Cup and Barcelona in the Champions League.
And while Welbeck wouldn’t commit to saying Arsenal are still in the race for the title, he did hail the importance of their first win the league since beating Leicester 2-1 on February 14.
“It’s been a difficult couple of weeks. Obviously with the results we’ve had it was good today to get back to winning and it’s something we can build on from here.
“Obviously it makes a big difference going a goal up rather than a goal down and to get the early goal it was good for us and it set the standard for the rest of the game.”