Arsenal left it late to earn three points against Bournemouth in the English Premier League. The Gunners were two goals down at the hour mark. They scored two goals within the next ten minutes and levelled the scoring. Arsenal tried to get past a very defensive Bournemouth side but could not do so until the last kick of the match. Reiss Nelson, who came on as a substitute, changed the game in his side’s favour and scored with the last kick of the game. He has only played 104 minutes for Arsenal this season but has had a lot of impacts. We now look at some of his stats that show why Mikel Arteta can rely on his young forward for the season’s remaining games.

An impactful sub

Reiss Nelson – Arsenal: English Premier League 2022-23 Data, Stats, Analysis and Scout report

Reiss Nelson made his first appearance in the English Premier League 2022/23 season in October against Nottingham Forest after coming off the bench in the first half. He spent 69 minutes on the field and went on to score two goals in a 5-0 win for the Gunners. His next appearance came in November against Wolves, but he only spent four minutes on the field. Injuries have limited his gametime, and his third appearance of the season came in the last match against Bournemouth. The 23-year-old provided an assist for the second goal and then scored the winner. By looking at the above viz, we can observe that Nelson played on both flanks. On the left flank, he likes to stay wide, and on the right flank, he likes to drift inside. Overall, the player had 14 touches inside the penalty box.

Reiss Nelson – Arsenal: English Premier League 2022-23 Data, Stats, Analysis and Scout report

The 23-year-old scored three goals from his five shot attempts. He has managed to hit every shot on target, and that makes him a great threat. Against Forest, the youngster attempted three shots, and in the previous match, he attempted two shots. All goals have been scored from different positions, and the player has generated an xG of 1.26 from these five shots. The xG per shot is on the higher side.

The creative instinct

Reiss Nelson – Arsenal: English Premier League 2022-23 Data, Stats, Analysis and Scout report Reiss Nelson – Arsenal: English Premier League 2022-23 Data, Stats, Analysis and Scout report

Reiss Nelson came off the bench and created the second goal for Ben White. Nelson delivered a cross from inside the penalty box, and that found Ben White on the far post. The 23-year-old provided three shot assists in the win over Bournemouth. Reiss Nelson has been decent with his passing on the field. He has attempted 60 passes in the league this season and has a 93.3% accuracy rate. These include eight crosses, and six of them have found a teammate. The above viz shows that most of the crosses have been attempted from the edge of the penalty box and have landed on the far post. He will look to deliver them more in front of the goal.

Betting analysis

As per the 1×2 betting odds, Arsenal had low betting odds to win the match. After going 2-0 down, their odds changed and were high. Towards the end, the odds were in favour of a draw. However, Nelson changed everything towards the end and helped his team win.

Reiss Nelson is an Arsenal youth product who is looking to make it into the senior team more regularly. He has spent some time in Germany and the Netherlands. The 23-year-old is starting to make an impact on the team. His contributions have been crucial, and these can count towards the end of the season. Nelson will be hoping for more minutes on the field to score and create as many goals as possible to take his side over the line.

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