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Iwobi Reacts To Arsenal defeating Valencia

Iwobi’s Arsenal are through to the final of the Europa League after thrashing Valencia 4-2 at the  Estadio de Mestalla on Yesterday night.

Valencia were hoping to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit by Arsenal and Kevin Gameiro gave them an early lead in the 11th minute, but it lasted only six minutes as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang restored parity for the Gunners.  Four minutes into the second half, Alexandre Lacazette made it 2-1 on the night, then Gameiro added another goal to his name before Aubameyang scored two more goals, resulting in his first career hat-trick for Arsenal

Iwobi was not utilized by manager Unai Emery

For the second successive game in the Europa League, Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was not utilized by manager Unai Emery off the bench.  Nonetheless, the Hale End Academy product was delighted to see his side progress to the final and tweeted : ”Top Performance From The Boys Tonight🔥. Final Push #LetsGo 🔴⚪️ #UEL”.
Iwobi and his teammates will face Chelsea at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on May 29, their first European final since they were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League showpiece in 2006.
The Gunners answered their critics with a dominant performance to set up a final showdown with Chelsea in Baku.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick powered the Gunners into the Europa League final after a 7-3 aggregate win over their Spanish opponents.Iwobi has played 10 times for Unai Emery’s men in the competition and has one goal to his credit, while Elneny has 460 minutes of action in seven appearances to his name, including one assist and a 91% passing accuracy.
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