Reiss Nelson made the Premier League Team of the Week following his goal and assist against Bournemouth at the weekend.
With Arsenal coming back from two down to win 3-2 against Bournemouth on Saturday, Alan Shearer selected substitute Reiss Nelson for his latest Team of the Week.
“Talk about an impact sub,” Shearer began. “Laid on the equaliser for White and then scored the winner. After playing only 90 minutes this season, this might be his most important 22 minutes ever!”
It was a tough matchday to get into the Team of the Week, with Liverpool and Brighton players dominating the lineup after their 7-0 and 4-0 wins over Manchester United and West Ham.
But it’s hard to leave out Nelson after a game-changing display in his cameo.
The winger scored one and assisted one, but he also had one more shot on target, created two more chances, and completed 100% of his 15 passes and one of one attempted dribbles.
It was an almost faultless 22-minute performance, and Arsenal fans will hope it was a vital one, come the end of the season.
The performance thrust the subject of Nelson’s future back into the spotlight, with reports of Arsenal opening contract talks and various clubs showing an interest in signing him this summer.
With Leandro Trossard out injured along with Eddie Nketiah, and Gabriel Jesus only just returning to training, Arsenal are a bit short in forward areas at the moment.
It’s the perfect time for Nelson to hit form if he can maintain it in the coming games.