Like the red neck lizard, Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi is beating his chest telling Arsenal fans all over the world that the Gunners will laugh last in the Europa League tonight.
Arsenal lost 3-1 in the first leg to Rennes of France but the die-hard Nigerian is confident Arsenal will overturn the deficit at the Emirates Stadium.
Iwobi said: “I am confident we will beat Rennes to qualify for the qualify for the quarterfinal of the 2019 Europa League.”
Arsenal lost 1-3 away Rennes on Thursday, March 7 in their round of 16 clash at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. Iwobi scored the opening goal of the encounter in just four minutes of play when he converted a ball through to him by Nacho Monreal .
However, the French Ligue 1 side came into the game Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off for Arsenal in the 41st for his second yellow card of the encounter.
Benjamin Bourigeaud gave the home side a lifeline equalizing before the half time break before a Monreal own goal and a late strike by Ismaila Sarr gave the home team a two-goal advantage ahead of the second leg.
Alex Iwobi’s goal against Rennes in the first leg could be crucial in the second leg (Twitter/Arsenal)
Iwobi did not finish the encounter as he was substituted for in the 52nd minute.