Reiss Nelson scored a brace for Hoffenheim on Saturday to turn the game in their favour and his stats in the Bundesliga so far are certainly eye-catching.
Two more goals for the Arsenal 18-year-old brings him up into the top 10 scorers in the Bundesliga, with four in his first four games. It gets even better when you look at his scoring frequency, with just two players in the league bettering his record of one goal every 41 minutes.
Those two are Paco Alcacer, who has an insane seven goals in four substitute appearances, and Johannes Eggestein, who only has one goal in 19 minutes of playing time.
Not only that, but Nelson also became one of the only English players this century to score more than one goal in a Bundesliga match. Ademola Lookman was the other, after doing so against Wolfsburg in May.
Reiss Nelson in the Bundesliga this season:
• 165 minutes
• 4 shots on target
• 4 goals
Loving life in Germany. 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/rT0VtICKwc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 20, 2018
Nelson’s game on Saturday was about more than just the goals though. He also created three chances for his teammate, completed two out of his three dribbles and 85% of his passes despite playing in a more advanced average position than anyone else on the team.
Nonetheless, he’s staying humble. The 18-year-old told the media afterwards that he doesn’t think he was the match-winner, despite his goals turning the game around. I’d expect nothing less from the Arsenal footballer who tells people he works for Volkswagen.
when he tells you he works for Volkswagen🤔 pic.twitter.com/eEKvJ6KLDm
— Harley Murray (@Harleeym) June 16, 2016