By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi made his fourth European start for Arsenal who recorded their first win of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory over FC Basel at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
A quick fire brace from Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a deserved two-goal lead into the interval.
The England international finished off a swift counter-attack with a thumping header in the sixth minute following a cross from Alexis Sanchez.
The 25-year-old doubled his side’s lead when he played a lovely one-two with Sanchez before firing a low shot into the far corner via the bottom of the post for his fourth goal in three games so far this season.
Iwobi who was rather quieter than his usual self had his moment when he raced down the Basel goal but his effort went inches wide.
He was replaced in the 70th minute by Mohamed Elneny.
In Bulgaria, Paris Saint-Germain came of a goal down to beat Ludogorets Razgrad 3-1 to top Group A after match day 2.
A second half brace from Edinson Cavani sealed PSG’s first win of the campaign after Blaise Maitudi had cancelled out Natanael’ s 16th minute opener.
At Celtic Park, Kelechi Iheanacho watched from the bench as Manchester City played out a 3-3 draw away to Celtic.
It is the first time this season City have failed to win in all competitions.
Iheanacho has made three appearances so far this season in the competition.
In Germany, Barcelona came from a goal down to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.
In other fixtures, Napoli hammered Benfica 4-2 in Naples while Besiktas played out a 1-1 draw at home to Dynamo Kyiv.
In Group D, Atletico Madrid handed Bayern Munich their first defeat of the season with a 1-0 win.
FC Rostov held PSV Eindhoven to a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal 2 – 0 Basel
Ludogorets Razgrad 1 – 3 Paris Saint Germain
Besiktas 1 – 1 Dynamo Kyiv
SSC Napoli 4 – 2 Benfica
Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 – 2 Barcelona
Celtic 3 – 3 Manchester City
Atletico Madrid 1 – 0 Bayern Munich
FC Rostov 2 – 2 PSV Eindhoven
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