A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Reiss Nelson’s performance as the Gunners booked their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday.
There were plenty of eyes on one Gunners winger going into their clash with Molde following Nicolas Pepe’s red card at the weekend. The Ivory Coast international made a real statement by breaking the deadlock and producing an outstanding performance.
But on the other flank, Nelson ensured that he was not overshadowed by any means. The 20-year-old got the visitors’ second and he was a big threat all night.
In a lacklustre first-half, it was arguably Nelson who produced the most exciting display for Mikel Arteta’s men. He caused all sorts of problems for the Molde defence.
And he got his reward after the break. It was the youngster who got on the end of Joe Willock’s delicious cross towards the six-yard box.
It was another strong performance in Europe for Arsenal. They went through the gears in the second-half and highlighted just how much potential there is amongst some of their younger players.
And perhaps it would be fair to say that no youngster staked a stronger claim for more game-time than Nelson.
Several supporters took to social media to laud his display. And a few insisted that Arteta now has to hand him more game-time in the Premier League.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Nelson’s performance in Norway…
Nelson has to start on the weekend! #MOLARS
— Dee Moore (@DeeAMMoore) November 26, 2020
Nelson always been a baller
— A (@thuginhoo) November 26, 2020
I need to see Reiss Nelson play more often for Arsenal, I think there’s a proper player in there
— Stefan Brown (@StefanBrown4) November 26, 2020
Maitland-Niles, Willock, Nelson and Smith Rowe need to play more – that simple.
— Darren (@SouthWestAFC) November 26, 2020
Impressed with Nelson today
— Mufi (@Mufz11) November 26, 2020
Nelson is a great talent. He needs to be consistent
— Mr Rock (@The_Arsenal78) November 26, 2020
Embarrassing how many fans were calling for Reiss Nelson’s sale after his first full season. He’s slowly proving them all wrong and developing into a valuable player.
— CG (@CGKnowsBall) November 26, 2020
Nelson better start on Sunday before Willian. Arteta open your eyes please.
— Never say Never (@AdemolaWalcott) November 26, 2020
Bro Nelson is so so good. I was doubtful of him a couple years ago but he’s proper imposing himself now. He knows he’s running out of time
— WIZRD (@pIaymaking) November 26, 2020
After this performance, you honestly can’t believe that Willian deserves to start over Pepé or Nelson.
— Aaisha (@Aaisha_Ally) November 26, 2020
Nelson and Willock look better and better each time they play.
Would love to see them get more chances this season.
— AFC Griff (@AFCGriff) November 26, 2020
Would love to see Nelson & Maitland-Niles in the Premier League.
— Scott Affeldt (@saffeldt) November 26, 2020
Reiss Nelson movement with the ball is that of a Star in the making.. #MOLARS
— Jeiyol Raymundo (@Jeiyol) November 26, 2020