Reiss Nelson has expressed his delight after scoring his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in the 2-1 victory over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners trailed in their penultimate after Sadio Mane opened the scoring but capitalised on two defensive errors by the Premier League champions to take all three points.
Nelson’s pressure on Virgil van Dijk led the defender to play a poor pass that Alexandre Lacazette pounced upon to round Alisson before tucking into the empty net.
Alisson was then guilty of his own error, with Lacazette intercepting his poor pass before returning the favour to Nelson – who tucked home his first goal in the Premier League.
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After the match, Nelson’s delight was clear to see and he spoke about achieving a childhood dream to set Arsenal on their way to a huge boost.
“It’s one of them things. You dream as a little boy to score, and luckily I did it today against the big boys. When I get home, I’ll probably celebrate with my family a bit,” he told Sky Sports.
“When we came out for the second-half, the boss said keep pressing and keep putting them under pressure. I think that’s something we wanted to do.
“I feel like it’s an opportunity for the manager to rotate the team. We’ve got a big game against City. Every player wants to show him they can play and give the manager a big decision.”
Arsenal’s next match is against Manchester City in the FA semi-final, before finishing their Premier League campaign against Watford and Aston Villa.