By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans were impressed on Twitter with the performance of young winger Alex Iwobi against Tottenham.
The two North London rivals played out an exciting 1-1 draw, that saw Harry Kane equalise from the penalty spot after Kevin Wimmer had scored an own goal.
Iwobi played on the left of Arsenal’s attack, and looked lively with his electric pace and dazzling skill causing concern for Tottenham defenders before he was substituted in the 70th minute by target man Olivier Giroud.
Sunday’s feisty North London derby was Iwobi’s first taste of action against arch enemies Tottenham, but handled the occasion well up against Kyle Walker.
Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to Nigeria international Iwobi’s performance, with some questioning why Arsene Wenger decided to take the number 17 off in the 70th minute.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I'd have preferred for Iwobi to stay on. Has done a lot more than Özil today
— Big Papi (REGISTER TO VOTE) (@tashansmith) November 6, 2016
"@SundayOOliseh: Another 5 star performance by Alex Iwobi.Pure talent full of vision.The sky is the limit for this young man."
— Daniel Ngige (@ngigelistic) November 6, 2016
Why Iwobi has to play 70 mins I just don't know.
— Habib Tukur Usman (@Habeebu) November 6, 2016
I understand why Theo’s disappointed, but Iwobi has been more incisive…
— Liwu (@li_woo) November 6, 2016
@Arsenal Iwobi hmm. Kinda makes sense but still he played really well. Ox for Theo, pace for pace.
— Ludo (@DatBonobo) November 6, 2016
Despite making 13 appearances for the Gunners this season in all competitions, Iwobi is yet to score for the Gunners this term and add to his two career goals.
However, the academy graduate has gained a place in the side despite competition from the likes of Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.