Alex Iwobi continued his rapid rise within the Arsenal squad as he started his eighth game for the Gunners in their 4-1 victory over Sunderland. The winger has already featured in more than half of the total games he played the entire 2015 and is fast becoming one of the first names on Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.

Iwobi in action for Arsenal against Sunderland. © Stu Forster/Getty

The Nigerian international broke into the team last season and although he had a quiet game by his standards against Sunderland, replaced in the game by Olivier Giroud, Iwobi will no doubt be happy that his team came away from the game with all three points. It was Giroud, coming off the bench who scored a brace to add to Alexi Sanchez’s two goals to ensure that Arsenal return to London top of the Premier League table.