Alex Iwobi makes a fool of Javier Mascherano in masterclass for Nigeria against Argentina

Alex Iwobi mugs off Javier Masherano with Nigeria goal before north London derby
Alex Iwobi made a complete fool of Javier Mascherano (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi sent a message to Arsene Wenger ahead of the north London derby with a brilliant performance for Nigeria in the side’s 4-2 defeat of Argentina.

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Iwobi has only managed one goal for the Gunners so far this season but fired home a sensational second-half double versus a side boasting the likes of Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Javier Mascherano on Tuesday evening.

Ever Banega broke the deadlock in the 27th minute before Aguero made it 2-0 to Argentina in the 36th minute, but Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one back for Nigeria before half-time.

Iwobi produced a masterclass after the break and the Arsenal forward scored with a neat finish in the 52nd minute to bring the Super Eagles level at the Krasnodar Stadium.

Brian Idowu gave Nigeria the lead just two minutes later before Iwobi produced the moment of the match for his brace.

The youngster pulled off a brilliant nutmeg on Barcelona icon Mascherano before finishing confidently past a hapless Agustin Marchesin.

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If Spurs weren’t already thinking about Iwobi ahead of this weekend’s clash at the Emirates, they certainly will be now.

Were you watching, Arsene?

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