The young Nigerian international proved a real handful for the Gunners defenders especially Bacary Sagna whom he gave a torrid time in Wigan's 2-1 victory on Monday nightSuper Eagles player Victor Moses demonstrated on Monday at the Emirates against Arsenal what a big talent he is – though he is not the finished product, he is just 21! Wigan beat Arsenal 2-1, with the second goal assisted by the Nigerian.
Moses was also the pivot when Wigan beat Manchester United and Nigerian fans are now thanking Coach Stephen Keshi for giving the 21-year old a game for Nigeria before England pounced on this exciting talent.
“Keshi did the right thing at the right time,” said analyst Osaretin Emuze. “The very good part is that the boy is very young and his game is just developing so that the Eagles will have his services for at least 10 years.”
Moses gave Bacary Sagna a torrid evening that the French international will have been asking around where the boy came from. The one-cap Super Eagle turned Sagna inside out on so many occasions that it will be a miracle if Sagna did not suffer a constipated stomach after the match. Wigan’s second goal was created by Moses from the left in the ninth minute after leaving Sagna for dead, his cross was not properly gathered by Wojciech Szczesny - and Jordi Gomez scrambled the rebound home.
Emuze says it is back to the glory days of the 90s. “Imagine a match where Ahmed Musa and Moses start on the flanks for Nigeria – that will be a return to the glory days when we had Finidi George and Emmanuel Amuneke, patrolling our wings.”
Moses had the most dribbles, five and also had four successful tackles to his name against Arsenal with an overall rating of 7.5.And even though some fans were wishing for Wigan to be relegated so that Moses could move to a bigger club, his performances in the last 10 matches have coincided with the best spell for Wigan in the Premier League in the 2011/12 season.