Arsenal fans were sent into a frenzy on Sunday afternoon as Reiss Nelson scored a stunning late winner to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory over Everton. The Gunners had been trailing 2-1 with just minutes remaining, but Nelson’s superb strike from outside the box sealed a dramatic comeback.
Speaking after the game, Nelson was understandably delighted with his goal, and said it was a moment he will never forget.
“It was an incredible feeling,” he said. “I just remember getting the ball and seeing the space in front of me. I just thought ‘why not?’ and I just hit it. It was an amazing feeling when it went in. It was a great team performance and I’m just so happy to have scored the winner.”
Nelson’s goal was the highlight of a thrilling game at the Emirates Stadium, and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was full of praise for his side’s performance.
“It was an incredible game,” he said. “We showed great character and determination to come back from two goals down. It was a very emotional day for everyone involved and I’m so proud of the players.”
The win was a huge boost for Arsenal, who have been struggling for form in recent weeks. It was also a welcome boost for new signing, Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo, who made his debut for the club in the second half.
Caicedo was thrown into the action with just minutes remaining, and he almost made an immediate impact, as his shot was blocked by the Everton defence.
Arteta was full of praise for the 19-year-old, and said he was impressed with his performance.
“He did really well,” said Arteta. “He showed great energy and enthusiasm and he was very brave on the ball. He was unlucky not to score, but I’m sure he will be a great addition to the team.”
It was a dramatic day for Arsenal, and one that will live long in the memory of the club’s supporters. Nelson’s goal was the highlight of the game, and it was a moment that will be remembered for years to come.