Reiss Nelson may get a run of games now after scoring for Arsenal at Brentford

Our Gunners were impressive against Brentford, particularly in the opening half. Reiss Nelson was a standout performer. He only needed 8 minutes to find the back of the net. His calmness in striking the ball perfectly to score a goal with the keeper at his mercy was just what we needed after watching Gabriel Jesus miss such an obvious chance in the 2-2 NLD tie with Spurs.

“It’s good, man; it’s nice to be back out there on the pitch; nice to be starting with some familiar faces, Emile, Eddie,” he said of his first start of the season versus Brentford. “And it was good, very confident feeling to win, get a goal, and delighted to be in the next round.

Anyway, Nelson didn’t just demonstrate his ability to hit the target. He took his chances on Wednesday night after being given a rare opportunity to start.

Sofascore (in the Brentford versus Arsenal Carabao game) gave him the second-highest rating of everyone on the pitch, with a 7.8 rating (Jorginho had the highest, with an 8.1 rating).

With his tricks, the Hale End Graduate was a constant menace; he performed a successful dribble, hit the woodwork with a late chance, and another shot went wide. Of his 48 attempted passes, he had a 96% pass accuracy.

With Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka doubts for the upcoming game against Bournemouth, the Hale End Graduate could come in handy. He might play a key role for us in the next few weeks.

Daniel O


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  1. Yeah, now that we are without Bukayo,Gabi and Leo is uncertain, he’s the next in line for the RW or LW role depending on where the gaffer decides to play him or Jesus. Vieira might also be considered but i’d rather we start with Nelson.

  2. Under Arteta?? I doubt it…..
    Unless all our attacking players got injured that +Kai… Cos he’d rather play Kai on dey wing than either Nelson or smith Rowe

  3. Nelson is “Ripe” right now and ready to do the business left side or right, he can play both. I love his confidence.

  4. Another aspect of Reiss’ game I liked was his defensive contribution. Many times I saw him win the ball back. I believe this is one of the reasons Arteta rates Martinelli so highly as well-many times we’ve seen him sprint back to the defensive third to win the ball back. One of the signs of a good team,in my opinion,is the ability to win the ball back after losing it-it is one of things that makes Manchester City so good.

  5. Nelson is a great option off the bench. Not sure about starting, although he may be good enough against certain teams.

  6. He should have started the spu game, with Jesus in the middle. Arteta will rectify that one.

    I thought that that was a great win in the cup, I was surprised that they looked like a unit that played together before, they all attacked and defended together in numbers

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