Arsenal Cruise As Reiss Nelson Took Up His Chance To Shine Following Bukayo Saka’s Injury


Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest propelled Arsenal once more to the summit of a Premier League standings, ahead of Man City.

Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in the 5th minute gave Arsenal the advantage right away, but the Gunners experienced a setback when winger Bukayo Saka hobbled out during the 1st half. Reiss Nelson, who took over for him, scored twice during the 2nd half, and Thomas Partey’s long-range goal gave the Gunners a lead of 4-0 within of an hour. In the seventy-eighth minute, Martin Odegaard added extra gloss to the final score.

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After dominating the first minutes of the match and posing a consistent threat upon that right flank, Arsenal’s Saka was forced to hobble to the sideline after landing awkwardly below a harsh tackle from Forest’s left-back brazillian Renan Lodi. He fell down again immediately after what appeared to be merely a fright, and a representative of the medical staff of Gunners walked over to coach Mikel Arteta to let him know Saka had to be replaced.

The international player for England has played a great deal of soccer this year and will be focused just on the upcoming World Cup that begins next month. He has appeared in all 5 Europa League matches for Arsenal this campaign and has played all except one of their past eleven games in the Premier League. Arteta’s  comeback has been largely attributed to his inventiveness and dynamism. Therefore, Arteta’s selection of a successor was important.

The severity of Saka’s setback is unknown, but he might comeback after a while. Arsenal would need Nelson to keep playing like he did during the 2nd half.