Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in the Gunners’ 2-1 victory against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Iwobi who was handed a starting jersey broke the deadlock in the 16th minute before Alexander Lacazette extended the lead. Sead Kolasinac own goal reduced the deficit for the host.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery in a post-match conference said he was proud of the team as the three points now keep them in the top four race.
“It was very important, this victory, it is three points for us to be closer to the top four, and our target is this.
“Knowing we need to take the regularity at home and away, and today this victory I think can give us confidence and the possibility to continue our target in the Premier League.
“I am very happy. We were working very well and every player was working and helping each other. Today I am very proud of our work, every player worked. I want more every time, because in the first half the difference between them and us was two goals, and it is not enough, because if they score one they can get more.
” My ambition is to want them to keep the mentality and don’t concede the position to the opposition. But I know it’s easier on the bench than on the pitch but today I think the players worked well.
“It is game 26 and there is a one-point difference between Manchester United and us. If we ask if it’s easy or difficult for us then I think it’s difficult, but we can [do it]. On game 26 we are on our way. Our motivation is very great and every player wants to [work hard] in every match and have regularity and consistency in the Premier League in 38 matches, and now we are getting close to our target and to the other teams.
On his emotion on the touchline during the game he said It is his personality.