All Arsenal fans that were watching Reiss Nelson in the Gunners tour of Australia and China couldn’t have failed to be impressed by his silky skills, which I highlighted in a video at the beginning of the season, but for our new 52m GBP signing Alexandre Lacazette to have been just as impressed is high praise indeed.
“I think Reiss is very good,” Lacazette said on Arsenal.com. “I believe he will be a top player for the club. He already impressed me during pre-season and it’s great to see what he’s been doing for the under-23s.
“His stats are very good and he’s been performing well. When he’s played with us, he’s shown that he has real quality.
“I really like Eddie [Nketiah] as well. He’s a great striker at the academy. He is very calm in front of goal and has great technique.”
Real quality indeed! So surely tonight’s game against lowly Doncaster is the perfect opportunity for Nelson to perform in front of a capacity crowd at the Emirates, and show us what he can do for the first team. Should Wenger play him from the start tonight?