Reiss Nelson seems unstoppable at the moment in the youth teams, and he proved it again on Friday with another great goal.
The 17-year-old got his first taste of senior football earlier this summer, but since rejoining the u23s he has been on top form. Despite the team eventually losing 2-1 to Liverpool on Friday, Nelson once again got himself in the headlines with this finish:
Superb finish from Reiss Nelson who is just unstoppable at the minute for the u23s https://t.co/SgsADQE5EX
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) August 27, 2017
The confidence that the youngster shows to chip the keeper is what is setting him apart from most of his peers at the moment. In the game against Manchester City last Monday he was similarly ruthless, scoring twice as the Gunners survived a late fightback to win 4-3.
Before that, he also managed to score two against Derby, which makes it five goals in the first three games of the Premier League 2 season, and six points that his goals have won the team already.
The Arsenal first-team have failed to be anywhere near as clinical in the Premier League so far, although they did manage four goals against Leicester, thanks mostly to the sheer volume of chances they created.
But if they continue to be this profligate in their finishing, perhaps this will represent an opportunity for Reiss to make the step up and show everyone what he can do. He put on a good performance during his debuts in pre-season and in limited minutes in the Community Shield, but that was mostly at wing-back.
When he has the chance to play as one of the wide-forwards in the first-team, that’s when I think we’ll really find out what he can do.