Nigerian EPL Stars Iheanacho and Iwobi Feature in Man City and Arsenal’s 2-2 Draw

Alex Iwobi

Two of Nigeria’s rising stars in the England, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi had an impressive game in Sunday’s Premier League clash as Manchester City were held 2-2 by Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

Both teams know that a win would boost their chances of clinching the automatic ticket for the Champions League without going through the playoffs and began the game like a house on fire.

However, what was of interest was the roles being played by Iheanacho and Iwobi as they orchestrated a few of the attacking moves in the heart of the midfield.

De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho

Though they were both substituted in the second half for Raheem Sterling and Theo Walcott, the Nigerians made a bold statement with their fantastic display among the stars on parade.

Meanwhile, a goal from Sergio Agüero in the 8th minute was cancelled out immediately by Olivier Giroud in the 10th minute.

A goal from Kevin De Bruyne in the 51st minute was also leveled up by Alexis Sánchez in the 68th minute to help the Gunners pick up a vital point away from home.