Iwobi, Aubameyang end EPL season in record fashion with Arsenal
Super Eagles striker Alex Iwobi was in good form for Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, providing assists for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah in the 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor as the Gunners ended the Premier League campaign for the 2018/19 season on a high.
Following a goalless first half, Aubameyang put the Gunners in front after 52 minutes when he took advantage of a defensive error to race through on goal and slot into the bottom corner beyond Tom Heaton. It was his 21st goal of the league campaign.
The Gabon striker then got his second in the 63rd minute, with Arsenal taking advantage of poor defending from Burnley to set up Aubameyang who smashed in from the near post similarly to his goal in the first leg against Valencia to score his 22nd goal of the season.
Ashley Barnes headed in a Burnley goal two minutes later to make sure the ending was a nervy one for the Gunners but Iwobi, whose fine looped pass found Aubameyang to score the second, set up substitute Nketiah to calm those nerves and seal a 3-1 win for Unai Emery’s men.
Both goals for Aubameyang saw the Arsenal striker end the English Premier League season as the golden boot winner along with Liverpool duo, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, after all three men finished with 22 goals each.
It is the first time three players have ended the season as top scorers of the league and also the first time multiple Africans have finished as top scorers as well.
Meanwhile for Iwobi, this season marks his highest return for goals and assists for the club, with the Super Eagles man scoring five goals and nine assists in all competitions – and this is with the Europa League final still to come.
As a result, Arsenal finished the league campaign with 70 points, one point behind Tottenham Hotspur who finished fourth with a 2-2 draw at home to Everton, while Chelsea ended in third place with 72 points following a goalless draw away at Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City.