AFCON 2019: Arsenal reacts as Iwobi’s goal sends Nigeria into quarter-finals

Arsenal have hailed Alex Iwobi, after his goal fired Nigeria into the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Iwobi is currently plying his trade with the Premiership giants.

The Super Eagles had opened scoring through Odion Ighalo, but saw Cameroon turn the game on its head.

Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie netted within three minutes, to ensure the Indomitable Lions went into the break 2-1 up.

However, Ighalo pulled Nigeria level, before feeding Iwobi for what proved to be the winner.

Arsenal tweeted via their official handle: “Soar Super Eagles!

“Our #NaijaBoy fires @NGSuperEagles into the #AFCON2019 quarter-finals.

“Congratulations, @alexiwobi.”

The Eagles will face either hosts Egypt or South Africa, for a place in the semi-finals.