Arsenal produced one of the best comeback victories the Emirates Stadium, and possibly even the Premier League, has ever seen.
Mikel Arteta’s side were 2-0 down to bottom of the table Bournemouth with 30 minutes remaining. A goal on the 62nd minute by Thomas Partey gave the Gunners momentum to then find an equaliser on the 70th minute by Ben White. It was his first goal for the club on his 69th appearance.
With 20 minutes plus added time remaining, Arsenal were determined to find a winner. Penalty shout after penalty shout after another chance wasted, Arsenal reached the 90+6th minute with the game still level. They needed a hero.
90+7 minutes on the clock now & Arsenal win a corner. It’s cleared to the edge of the box & falls to Reiss Nelson. It felt like time went in slow motion as he brought the ball down, on his weaker foot and releases a rocket, past Neto into the top left corner.
Absolute limbs at the Emirates. The stadium erupted. Arsenal needed a hero & they got one in Reiss Nelson.
The Arsenal fans celebrated like the stadium has never seen before, but they weren’t the only ones enjoying the moment.
Ex-Tottenham midfielder, Danny Murphy who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport said this after the scenes at the Emirates Stadium…
“It was bedlam in the Match of the Day studios when Reiss Nelson scored Arsenal’s late winner. Everyone was jumping around, including me as an ex-Tottenham player. Sometimes the drama just takes you over, that’s why we love the game.
You can imagine what lanWright was like. When Bournemouth were leading 2-0, he threatened to walk out of the studio, only for Gary Lineker suggested we’d use a cardboard cut-out instead. Needless to say, Wrighty was happy he stayed.”
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