Video: Reiss Nelson scores for Arsenal vs Leeds after brilliant Pepe run

In the 54th minute of this evening’s FA Cup Third Round tie between Arsenal and Leeds, club-record Gunners signing Nicolas Pepe charged forward from the halfway line.

The Ivorian skipped towards the box before slipping in Alexandre Lacazette on the right with a brilliant pass, the Frenchman attempted to play the ball straight back into Pepe.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips blocked Lacazette’s low cross and the ball spilled into Reiss Nelson’s path, the ace saw his effort pushed into the back of the net by Leeds’ goalkeeper.

Take a look at the ace’s opener for the Gunners below, courtesy of the BBC and Eurosport:

Nelson was certainly fortunate to see his effort end up in the back of the net, but this is just the stroke of luck that we’ve needed to get a grip on the game.

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3 Comments

  1. Abel says:

    Scuffed shot by Nelson, kudos to him for anticipating the spill and being in the right place.
    That was about the only thing he did right all game.
    I think we sold the wrong player to Everton.
    Nelson has pace but lacks acceleration and close ball control, he is unable to take on his man and has poor decision making.
    Iwobi, termed a headless chicken for his poor decision making and tendency to run into culdesacs knew how to beat his man and had good acceleration and close ball control. Had atrocious finishing, but knew how to lay assists to the strikers.

    1. Vic says:

      Nelson is a very good player.., obviously the type that plays to instructions…That’s the reason he will get to play ahead of even martinelli for arteta.
      Also for artetas high press system he does his own bit from the front very well..
      “He cannot beat his man”
      If we re very observant we would see how many times Pepe tries to beat his man and loose the ball putting us on the backfoot..
      The only problem I see with this guy are issues that can be sorted out in the gym..The ease with which he is shoved off the ball…
      Let’s cut him some slack…
      He is doing his bit and doing it well…

  2. Allstar abs says:

    Vic thats a lie have never watch Pepe played a single game without getting pass players with his skills the best thing Pepe is good at is Dribling and ability to hold ball with confidence please don’t even try to compare this two,Nelson is not even close to martineli or Iwobi i will even choose Saka ahead of him as for me Nelson is one of our worst wing players he’s even bad in playing middiel Dude is not just a good player for now he’s not ready please

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