Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi produced a commanding display for Arsenal in their 1-0 win over Watford at the Vicarage Road, reports.
The former CAF youth player of the year was one of six changes made by Coach Unai Emery following last Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Italian giants Napoli.
With Cross London rivals Chelsea losing 24-hours earlier at Anfield to Liverpool, the race for Champions League football was solely in the hands of Arsenal heading into the clash.
Watford began well at Vicarage Road but things soon went downhill as Arsenal took the lead inside ten minutes. It was a rare mistake from goalkeeper Foster as he dwelled for too long on the ball with Aubameyang baring down on him and as he went to kick it away, the Arsenal striker got a leg in the way to send the ball ricocheting into the back of the net.
A minute later, Watford lost their captain Deeney as he was shown a straight red card for an elbow into the face of Torreira. It took a while for the striker to make his way off the field as he argued with the officials.
Alex Iwobi then tested Foster not long after, but the goalkeeper acrobatically parried the Arsenal forward’s effort behind before Leno did the same at the other end to keep out a curling Etienne Capoue free-kick.
The Nigerian was at it again in the second half as he picked out Mkhitaryan at the back post, but his side-footed volley was saved by the outstretched leg of the goalkeeper to deny Arsenal their second goal.
The hosts then brought on another Nigerian Isaac Success late on as they pushed for a late equalizer, but the visitors held their own to clinch all three points.
The result has seen Arsenal keep a clean sheet away from home for the first time this season and puts them back above Chelsea into fourth on goal difference, while the Gunners also have a game in hand over the Blues.