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Everton fans praise brilliant Alex Iwobi's performance in Arsenal win

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There's a new star in town for Arsenal and his name is Alex Iwobi. 

The talented youngster has seemingly caught the eye of boss Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman put him in his starting line-up for the Gunners' Champions League loss against Barcelona in mid-week.

The 19-year-old was also handed a chance to shine against Everton yesterday and he grabbed that opportunity with both hands, finding the back of the net against the Toffees to help keep his side in the Premier League title race.

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The response to the Nigerian born forward's goal of course prompted plenty of praise from the Arsenal faithful - most of whom are now tipping him to start ahead of Theo Walcott for the rest of the season - but it seems Everton supporters were equally impressed.

In a video posted on Arsenal FanTV, the two Everton supporters admit that they were impressed with Iwobi.

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"That kid Iwobi was boss, wasn't he?" said one, while another urged Everton to take the plunge and sack Roberto Martinez after his side's insipid performance against the Gunners. "The sooner he goes, the better," the fan complained.

The win over Everton means Arsenal are now just three points behind Tottenham, who are in action this afternoon against Bournemouth, and 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City.

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Having been knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup in quick succession, the league is now Arsenal's only target for the season - and Wenger insists they're still in the hunt despite the sizeable gap between his and Claudio Ranieri's side.

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“I am not masochistic enough to consider us out," he said. "Mathematically we have a chance and a game in hand, let’s not forget, at home. We are not the flavour of the week at the moment but if we don’t believe no one will do it for us.

"Even if the mind is sceptical we have to give our best in every single game. We have to be humble and fight in every game like we did today. Then we never know. Of course we need some good results from the others. We cannot help that.”

The Frenchman also had words of praise for Iwobi, who is now undoubtedly the name on every Arsenal fan's lips. “He benefits from his talents, intelligence and attitude,” he told Arsenal Player. “He has been practising with the players since the start of the season and he has been growing in contact with these players and he is learning quickly from them.”

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