Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger pleased with Alex Iwobi and the rest of his teammate display against Ahmed Musa's CSKA Moscow in the 4-1 win on Thursday night's Europa League quarter-final first leg at the Emirates Stadium.
Gunners star Aaron Ramsey put his upfront as the Russian Premier League side got an equalizer courtesy of the North London target Aleksandr Golovin with a neat free kick on 15 minutes before a brace from Alexandre Lacazette and Wales international get his second of the game.
Arsenal 4-1 CSKA: Iwobi impress as Musa nears Europa exit
The Gunners were unable to add to their tally in the second half but they will head to the Russian capital for the second leg next Thursday with a healthy lead.
"I think we have done half of a job," Wenger told BT Sport. "There was a good pace in the first half, the two teams gave everything which is why is
was such a spectacular first half.
"Second half the aim was not to concede, we did that and also had loads of opportunities that we didn't take.
"You know how football is, you want to make the difference as big as possible, but at 1-1 we would have taken 4-1."
The result means that Arsenal have
won five matches in a row in all competitions for the first time since a run of six victories ending in May 2017.