Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham was a great response following the defeat to Liverpool says Alex Iwobi.
Having been humbled 5-1 at Anfield three days ago, the Gunners knew they had to start 2019 with a win to keep up the pressure on the top four.
Goals from Granit Xhaka and Alex Lacazette put the Gunners in charge before the hour mark before Aboubakar Kamara pulled one back for Claudio Ranieri’s side. Substitute Aaron Ramsey restored the Gunners two-goal advantage with 11 minutes remaining before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the point.
“It was a good performance from the team, and a great response after the defeat we had [at Liverpool] so it was a good result,” said Iwobi.
He added: “They had a few chances and a few good spells, but we were resilient and able to ward them off.
“We had a few chances and with the attackers we have, we will always have those. But we were able too get four and that is enough for today.”
Iwobi, who assisted Xhaka’s opener and formed a dangerous partnership with Sead Kolasinac on the left flank throughout the match, also made clear that Unai Emery’s players have not dwelled too much on the recent trip to Merseyside.
“We just picked ourselves up in training and you just have to forget about the past but learn your lessons,” he noted.
“You could see today that we played with confidence and did well.
“We like to make sure our opponents are scared to come to the Emirates, and we have kept that going and it’s a great win for us and for the fans.”
The midfielder also set out the team’s ambitions for the year ahead as Arsenal chase a return to the Champions League.
“To keep on having performances like this, keep strong and take it step by step and see where we are in 2020.”