Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has added to his growing reputation with a superb goal for the Under-23s on Monday night.
Nelson was part of a strong Arsenal line-up that also featured Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin and Kieran Gibbs,
However, is was the 17-year-old, who has already impressed in pre-season, who took all the plaudits after a brilliant, individual goal.
The teenager, who had already scored, added a second that will live long in the memory for all those watching.
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Nelson picked up possession, dribbled towards goal, despite the attention of three defenders, before firing into the top corner.
It’s the sort of performance that will surely not have gone unnoticed by Arsene Wenger and will doubtedly boost his chances of first-team action this season.
Wenger has already spoken highly of Nelson, after his exploits during the club’s pre-season on the tour of Australia and at the Emirates Cup.
“As strikers or creative players, you tend to have two kinds of players. Some who are good at running with the ball, and some who are good at running off the ball,” he said via Sky Sports. “[Nelson] is more a player who likes the ball to his feet and provokes opponents by passing them.
“Since I’ve been in the game I’ve understood that you either have that [confidence] at 17 years of age or you don’t. Some of the players I’ve had in my career have turned 18 and it seems natural for them to be on the pitch. They just think ‘let’s play’, and Reiss behaves like that.”
Nelson certainly looks to have an exciting future ahead of him, let’s hope we can see him in action again soon.