Reiss Nelson set up the England u21s’ opening goal against Poland on Thursday, causing some Arsenal fans to get excited about his return.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 16: Reiss Nelson of England U21 scores his team’s first goal during the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier match between Scotland U21 and England U21 at Tynecastle Stadium on October 16, 2018, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Nelson appeared in his fifth game for the England u21s on Thursday, and he added another assist to make it a total of two goals and two assists in those matches. It was an eye-catching moment from the 19-year-old, as he raced in behind the defence before rounding the keeper and cutting the ball back for a Dominic Calvert-Lewin open goal.

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Unsurprisingly, Arsenal fans were excited to see the teenager impressing in front of goal once again:

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Nelson has been on loan all season with Hoffenheim of course, and he started well with six goals and an assist before the end of November. Since then, he’s struggled to be involved in the goals, partly because Julian Nagelsmann has only given him one start in all competitions during that time.

If Nagelsmann isn’t willing to give Nelson regular starts at Hoffenheim, there’s no guarantee Unai Emery will do so next season. Of course, Arsenal are a different team with different needs, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next year.

Hopefully, Nelson can have a few more positive moments before the end of the campaign, if only to keep his confidence high ahead of pre-season.

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