Arsenal of England attacker, Alex Iwobi has expressed gratitude over the gains that came his way in the past year, as he believes it was remarkable for him and the club.
Though Iwobi admits he was disappointed to see The Gunners end 2017 with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, under controversial circumstances, he is picking positives from what he called a year to be happy about.
Iwobi took to social media in the wake of The Gunners’ 11 draw on Sunday evening, expressed disappointment at Arsenal missing out on all three points in the final Premier League game of 2017.
In 2017, Iwobi made 33 appearances for the first team of Arsenal in all competitions and scored three goals and was happy to be in the starting line-up against The Baggies.
Mostly due to the absence of injured German playmaker, Mesut Ozil, Iwobi returned to the Gunners starting XI after missing out in the 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace three days earlier.
In Saturday’s game, Iwobi nearly broke the deadlock for Arsenal with just 15 minutes played, after carving out space for himself to bend a speculative effort just wide of the top corner.
Into the hour mark, a great chance fell for Alexandre Lacazette after Jack Wilshere had picked out the Frenchman with an incisive pass but West Brom’s Ben Forster was there at the near post to deny him with a terrific save.
Alexis Sanchez’s 83rd-minute free kick looked to have secured maximum points from the encounter for Arsenal, popping up with a vital goal seven minutes from time from a freekick into the back of the net via a deflection.
Jay Rodriguez equalised in the last minute of stoppage time from the spot after Calum Chambers had handled in the area, and Iwobi was replaced by Danny Welbeck with 16 minutes remaining of the game.
He tweeted afterwards: ”Disappointing To Only Get A Point Out Of Today. Thank You For Your Support This Year. Enjoy Your New Year Celebrations! 🔴⚪ #AFC #17.”