Chris Sutton praises Arsenal’s fight back to beat Bournemouth, with fans and players praising Nelson
‘It’s days like today when you think maybe this is Arsenal’s season’: Chris Sutton cheers on the Gunners’ struggle to seal the late win over Bournemouth, with fans and sidelined Eddie Nketiah praising winner Reiss Nelson
Chris Sutton has backed Arsenal to win the Premier League this season after their stunning 3-2 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon – and the fans agree.
Arsenal’s title hopes looked decidedly on the rocks as they fell back to a two-goal deficit against the Cherries and started in the worst possible way with Philip Billing’s goal after 9.11 seconds.
However, the Gunners moved into gear after trailing 2–0 just before the hour mark, with Thomas Partey and substitute Ben White leveling the hosts with 20 minutes remaining.
Home fans at the Emirates had a long wait for victory before substitute Reiss Nelson scored the decisive goal in the 97th minute – a bit of belated drama to reflect the chaos of the opening seconds.
It has led many in the football world to believe it marks a key moment in Arsenal’s pursuit of Premier League glory as it restored their five-point lead at the top.
Reiss Nelson scored a 97th-minute winner for Arsenal to keep their Premier League hopes alive
Sportsmail’s own Chris Sutton tweeted: ‘It’s days like today when you think maybe this is Arsenal’s season. Incredible comeback and the game was decided by a ‘Reiss Nelson missile’, in addition to two clapping emojis.
Eddie Nketiah, the Arsenal striker who was sidelined for the Bournemouth game with an ankle problem, wrote: ‘Reiss Nelson, game changer!!!’
The 23-year-old Nelson came through Arsenal’s youth system and has proved his worth to the north London club by scoring the valuable goal at a critical time in the title race.
Chris Sutton and offside striker Eddie Nketiah were among those who offered their offer
Fans believe the dramatic nature of the result will lead to the Gunners taking the title this season
Football fans are also supporting The Gunners to go all out after that great turnaround. One wrote: ‘Arsenal have a monster mentality. They will definitely win the competition.’
Some even grudgingly tip them for the big prize, commenting: “However, it pains me to say that Arsenal will win the league.”
Arsenal’s next appearance will be a trip to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night, before returning to London for a derby match at Fulham.
More to follow…