Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was in action for Arsenal who lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle United on Sunday in the English Premier League.
The game was Iwobi’s 21st this season in the EPL. He has scored twice and provided five assists for Arsenal in the league.
Alexander Lacazette scored the first goal for Arsenal in the 14th minute of the game but goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie in each half for Newcastle United sealed the Magpies’ first home win in 13 years over the Gunners.
Arsenal created several chances but they could only score one before the break.
At the start of the second half, the Gunners continued their total dominance in the game with their passing but could not break down Newcastle United who remained resolute in defending.
But against the run of play, Newcastle United scored through Matt Ritchie.
The Scottish international found the back of the net with a calm finish in the 68th minute after substitute Islam Slimani’s header was flicked to his path by Perez.
Iwobi, who was taken off towards the end of the game, extended his goal drought to seven games.
Iwobi last scored a league goal for Arsenal in the EPL was against Crystal Palace on the 20th of January, 2018.
Arsenal are still sixth in the EPL table with 54 points from 33 games, six points adrift Chelsea in fifth place and 13 behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth.
Newcastle on their part are 10th with 41 points from 33 games.