Iwobi Competes With Ozil, Lacazette For Arsenal's Best Player Award Vs Palace

Annette Crawford
January 21, 2018

Monreal's afternoon came to a premature end later, though, when he limped off with a hamstring problem.

Sanchez is set to move to United in a blockbuster deal that will reportedly make him the Premier League's highest paid player.

United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is said to have agreed to join Arsenal as part of the deal.

Wenger said the move wasn't yet "over the line". "In these kind of things, as long as it's not over the line you can not say it will happen because the negotiations become more and more longer and edgy because every detail becomes important nowadays".

Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for Arsene Wenger's men four minutes after the kick-off when he headed home Granit Xhaka's corner kick.


The Gunners full-back then turned provider, after the home side doubled their lead within 10 minutes after a poor clearance, by Palace full-back Fosu Mensah allowed the Spaniard's low cross, into a unsafe area for the unmarked Iwobi to tap in from close range.

Arsenal made it 3-0 when Koscielny bundled the ball in.

Iwobi ended his three-month goal drought after getting on the score sheet against Palace. "The touch for the fourth goal was the one I was really admired the most, it was incredible, the weight of the flick for Lacazette". His team gave the flawless response to the testing period though as they raced into a four-goal lead to wrap up the match inside 22 minutes.

Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey 5, Timothy Fosu-Mensah 6, Martin Kelly 5, James Tomkins 6, Patrick Van Aanholt 6, Yohan Cabaye 6, James McArthur 5, Luka Milivojevic 6, Wilfried Zaha 6, Bakary Sako 5, Christian Benteke 6.

He swept in Monreal's cutback from close range in a crowded Palace box to put Arsenal 2-0.

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