Ian Wright delighted for Arsenal man for taking his chance to shine against Forest

Ian Wright is very happy for Reiss Nelson after he scored a brace for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest.

The attacker’s Arsenal career has stalled for some time now and he spent the last season on loan at Feyenoord.

He did well there and returned to the Emirates, hoping to get more recognition and playing time.

However, injuries kept him out of action at the beginning of the term. He has now worked his way back to fitness.

He was subbed on after Bukayo Saka could not continue the game against Forest and scored two quick-fire goals.

The attacker will be delighted with his performance and Wright is also happy for him.

The legendary Arsenal striker said via Metro Sport:

‘A lot of people have said he should have gone out on loan but he’s stayed. Mikel has given everyone an opportunity if they are impressing and working hard.

‘He’s obviously been doing that. He’s been rewarded for his hard work today and I’m pleased for him because he’s Arsenal through and through.

‘He’s desperate to play for Arsenal and prove himself at Arsenal and this is a big step towards that. I’m just delighted for him.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Nelson is one of our own and we long to see him have a successful career at the club.

The Englishman proved his class in that game. If Saka misses a few weeks through injury, he might be the replacement on the team.

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  1. I may be wrong but I have a feeling Arteta is trying something, to see if Saka can be rested in some matches and I think it just clicked for him. I will be a pleasure to see our youngsters Saka, ESR and Nelson featuring for Arsenal. The future is even brighter. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    1. I hope you are correct. Saka clearly plays too many games. If you look at city none of their stars play EVERY game.

      I think having a rest is great as well as having competition for a position is good too. I am sure everyone has wondered why our 1st team were being played in europa especially being subbed on when we are clearly wining by more than one goal and or controlling the game. I think one of the last pieces of the jigsaw for arteta is to get the squad size up and being able to have confidence in the 2nd team. The we will continue to look dangerous. No rotation is ultimately what let us down last season imho. No reason why we can’t rotate 1 player at a time for example against teams we are either beating or are more liley to win. 2 -0, up 30 mins in. Well bring on a 2nd team player and rest one of the main men. Playing against a team we expect tk beat. Well rest atleast 1 main man.

      Not to mention we do have quality in the 2nd team. Viera, ESR, KT and now nelson. The fringe players like lakonga and Eddie who need just something a little extra to click

      1. add viera as another fringe player in the making, when he came on board I now rightfully felt he was too frail to play in the premier league but if you look at barnado “silky” Silva of City they share same phisical attributes so maybe his confidence has plummeted due to the the intensity and phisicality of the league

  2. A very impressive performance by Nelson indeed. That said, I hope Saka recovers soon and the injury isnt too bad and hopefully he is ready for the Chelsea game. Jesus too played great and the goals will surely come but what is apparent is that he is a real team man.

    1. One swallow does not make a summer, but by playing Nelson on his natural right side there is, in my humble opinion, a better chance of him being effective.The same may apply to the technically talented Vieira who has a wand of a left foot.Martinelli, whilst right footed could well developed into a central striker to support Jesus in future.In the next European game I hope Arteta starts with a front three of Nelson, Nketiah and Vieira with Jesus and Martinelli on the bench just in case the going gets tough.

  3. I could see somthing in Nelsons movement off the ball that the great ones have. That is anticipation and explosive movement a step in front of the defender and just outside the keepers reach. I see it in Van Persie, Cavani, Klose and other scoring strikers. I hope he does well.

  4. Impressive all round not just his goal contributions ,maybe it’s come to late though in his Arsenal career as I believe he only as 9 months left on his contract ,great to see all the same .

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