Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi made his first Premier League appearance of the season for Arsenal on Saturday as Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez scored the winner for Stoke City on his debut in the Potters’ first win of the campaign at the expense of the Arsenal Gunners at the Bet365 Stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Iwobi, who was an unused substitute as Arsenal defeated Leicester City on opening day, came on for midfielder Granit Dhaka in the 79th minute as Arsenal chased the equaliser.
Stoke had earlier lost 1-0 to Everton in the opening fixture of the EPL.
Former Real Madrid striker Jese, who only joined Stoke this week, scored early in the second half off a great pass from substitute Saido Berahino, who had replaced the injured Xherdan Shaqiri in the first half.
Beharino almost doubled the lead for the Potters in the 61st minute with a thumping header which was saved by Petr Cech.
Giroud missed a chance in the 90th minute to draw level after his header went inches wide.
Arsenal then brought on Iwobi, Oliver Giroud and Theo Walcott but the trio could not salvage a draw for the Gunners.