Reiss Nelson was given only his second start for Arsenal in the Premier League by Unai Emery in the 1-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday. Joe Willock arguably played better but the winger did show off his talent during the match.
In the first half, the 19-year-old controlled the ball with a fantastic first touch before setting up a counter-attack by delivering a diagonal ball towards his teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:
Reiss Nelson has pillows for feet ✨
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) 12 August 2019
Supporters on Twitter were hailing Nelson’s ability and are hoping to see more of the teenager in the first team over the coming weeks:
A star in the making
— Sasuke Uchiha (@NaijaArsenal) 12 August 2019
He had 2 sublime touches yesterday tbh
— Ice (@IcyAuba) 12 August 2019
This lad has improved a lot
— Bodyman (@Bodyman89838828) 12 August 2019
He is a gem
— kofi Ayumu Torriera (@kofiAyu) 12 August 2019
So glad he's getting his chance, sure he won't let us down 👌
— Elliot Harrison (@ElliotHarrison) 12 August 2019
The future is bright🔥👏👀
— Brianbdope (@b_masale) 12 August 2019
— Jason Kazian (@jasonrkazian) 12 August 2019
Has got great ball control👏 bright future ahead.
— Steven Lewis (@StevenL83030314) 12 August 2019
Reiss with those skills big chance this season to make a name for himself
— CNinja_202 (@CNinja_202) 12 August 2019
Master of controls
— KenCassidyAFC (@LassinyMisty) 13 August 2019
Nicolas Pepe’s arrival could prevent Nelson from getting regular game time in the Premier League, but the departure of Alex Iwobi to Everton means he will get his chances to impress.
He will likely have a prominent role in the Europa League group stages, whilst fans will also expect him to feature in the Carabao Cup and off the bench in the league.