Reiss Nelson was in action for England’s under 21’s on Thursday evening as they took on Andorra in a qualification match.
England vs Andorra
Nelson did not start the match for England vs Andorra, but that did not stop England getting off to a great start.
Everton’s Andre Lookman would open the scoring inside nine minutes for the young Lions.
Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Konsa would then make it 3-0 to England before half-time.
Calvert-Lewin would then grab his second and England’s 4th in the 49th minute from the penalty spot.
Nelson steals the show
However, the star of the show would be Arsenal’s, Reiss Nelson.
Nelson would come off the bench for England in the 72nd minute for Lookman and would cause Andorra countless problems.
Nelson would also score in the 92nd minute and bag himself an assist.
Dominic Solanke would also grab a goal making the final score England 7 Andorra 0.
Reiss Nelson proving you only need 20 minutes to steal a show…
Some of those touches pic.twitter.com/tfy2HyXoaY
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 11 October 2018
Arsenal fans react to Nelson
Nelson is a product of Arsenal’s youth system.
However, he has never quite been able to break into their first side.
The 18-year-old has played 38 games for Arsenal’s under 23 side, in which he has scored 17 and assisted 11.
Nelson has also made 16 first team appearances for Arsenal but has yet to hold down a regular starting place.
As a result, Nelson was loaned out to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim for the 2018/19 season.
Now, however, after his display for England’s under 21’s, Arsenal fans are calling for Nelson to get back into the Gunners main squad.
Here is how some fans reacted on Twitter.
Need Reiss Nelson back and playing for Arsenal next season.
— Kunal Bhatia (@KaybeeGooner) October 12, 2018
What a 20 minutes performance from reiss nelson well done son.
— steve kay afc (@steveafc71) October 12, 2018
We don’t really need to spend money on a new winger. I think Reiss Nelson could easily solve our winger problem.
— JOEL (@_JOELAFC) October 12, 2018
Reiss Nelson and Phil Foden on Under 21’s debut outstanding,Foden finding little pockets of space at ease and Nelson showed flair when he came on #england
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) October 11, 2018