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Arsenal Celebrate Nigeria, France Brace Heroes Iwobi, Lacazette

Arsenal Celebrate Nigeria, France Brace Heroes Iwobi, Lacazette

By James Agberebi: Arsenal have hailed the duo of Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette after they both scored twice for Nigeria and France respectively in Tuesday’s international friendlies.

The Super Eagles came from 2-0 down to beat Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar, Russia, with Iwobi scoring Nigeria’s second and fourth goals.

Other scorers for the Super Eagles were debutante Bryan Idowu and Kelechi Iheanacho who also provided two assists.

Lacazzette gave France the lead twice against Germany in Cologne but they could only settle for a 2-2 draw.

“Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria came from 2-0 down to beat Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar,” Arsenal wrote on their official website.

“The playmaker brought the Super Eagles level shortly after half-time, guiding a low shot right into the far corner. His second put Nigeria 4-2 ahead – and was a goal to remember. Receiving the ball just outside the area, Iwobi nutmegged Javier Mascherano before outpacing the defender and stroking a left-footed shot past Agustin Marchesin.

“Iwobi wasn’t the only player to score twice for his country on Tuesday. Alexandre Lacazette gave France the lead in their friendly against Germany, finishing a flowing team move. Germany equalised through Timo Werner – with Mesut Ozil providing the assist – before Lacazette put the visitors back in front with a cool finish. It looked as though that would be enough for victory but Lars Stindl brought the world champions level on the stroke of full-time to ensure they finished 2017 unbeaten.”

Both Iwobi and Lacazette are expected to be in action fo Arsenal against North London rivals Tottenham in the early kick-off of the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday.

COMMENTS

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  • Jonson 1 year ago

    God bless Super Eagle

  • I’ve been credit the.man since nigeria vs zambia, now i like the man #like_never_before

  • I Love Alex Iwobi Secound Goal

  • My take on our Goal Keepers, we should leave Vincent out of the team, he is no more and we should live with that reality. for it is not about the goal keeper mounting the goal post that will stop goals from entering, rather the coaching crew should work more on our defense, we still don’t have that dependable deference we can always rely on! even if you have the best goal keeper , if the defense is bad, he will be the worst keeper in the competition, we should draw lessons from Italy, they have a world class goal keeper but didn’t save them from falling out of the race to Russia 2018. we have Uzoho and Ezenwa, encourage Daniel Akpeyi, he can do better if he kills his fears of the unknown! work with them they will surely impress us! beside they need more keeping time in competition like this to build the experience and confidence like the Vincent we all have been clamoring. play more friendlies with England, Germany and Brazil am sure they can face any team in the world…