Jermaine Jenas: Why Arsenal debutant Alex Iwobi impressed me

Jermaine Jenas runs the rule over Arsenal debutant Alex Iwobi

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Jermaine Jenas has heaped praise on Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi after his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Everton.

The 19-year-old started his first Champions League game mid-week and Iwobi was unfortunate to not win a penalty during Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat by Barcelona.

He was a real bright spark for Arsenal

Jermaine Jenas

However, Iwobi managed to have a telling impact on the Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon after the England Under-21 international doubled the away side’s lead.

Speaking on Match Of The Day following Arsenal’s much-needed victory, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jenas explained why Iwobi was so impressive.

“He is 19 and played mid-week against Barcelona and he is just so impressive,” Jenas said.

“He has intelligence to his game that I like so much about him.

“He finds space at the right times. He was a real bright spark for Arsenal.”

Danny Welbeck broke the deadlock in the seventh minute for Arsene Wenger’s side at Goodison Park.

Iwobi completed a sweeping counter-attacking move for Arsenal three minutes before half-time to secure three points for the north London side.

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The Gunners moved to within eight points of leaders Leicester City before the Premier League pace-setters restored their 11-point cushion thanks to a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

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