The Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has been in amazing form since joining Hoffenheim on loan this summer, and has been scoring goals for fun, but today’s goal, his 6th this season, is even more impressive as he only came on with 6 minutes to go and had scored the winner within 2 minutes!
As Arsenal Twitter account reported……
Another game, another goal for @ReissNelson9 ???
⏱️ 82nd minute – Reiss comes on with the score tied at 1-1
⏱️ 84th minute – Reiss scores and Hoffenheim win the game 2-1
Reiss is currently averaging a goal every 51 minutes ? pic.twitter.com/CVcO2QdcR9
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 10, 2018
So surely he has done enough to prove that he is ready to be tested in the Premier League by now, and with Danny Welbeck now having suffered a serious injury perhaps it would to our benefit to bring the youngster back to the Emirates?
On the downside Nelson is unlikely to play every week if he comes back and he seems to be thriving over in Germany with regular football. But then again, with the Europa League, the Caraboa Cup and the congested Christmas programme still to come we could need all hands on deck. You could say that Welbeck only played now and again, but the stats tell us he had started 7 games and been used as a sub six times (and scored 5 goals!) already before his injury, so he has actually been an important part of the squad. If Nelson is used that often on his return he is not going to complain is he?
What do you think? Bring him back or leave him to gain more experience?