The 6 times that Arsenal players accelerated our heart rates this season

Jorginho, Arsenal (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
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6. Reiss Nelson deserves a statue

I don’t think I’ve fully recovered from Reiss Nelson’s last-minute strike against Bournemouth recently and I don’t think I ever will. This one deserves no introduction – Nelson introduced himself well enough when he was brought on as a sub.

Going 2-0 down to relegation-battling Bournemouth wasn’t a good look for Arsenal in their title hopes and they needed to AT LEAST get a point, but even that would’ve been some achievement.

Thankfully, the Gunners spirit was down, but not out. In fact, it was far from out as they pushed back hard to score 2 quick-fire goals to bring the tie level just more than 10 minutes after Bournemouth doubled their lead.

Reiss Nelson came on in the 69th minute after Thomas Partey had scored to make it 2-1 and within a minute of his arrival onto the pitch, Nelson played a great cross to White who scored to make it 2-2. Suddenly, with Nelson on the pitch, it was a very different game for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.

Following a corner in what was certain to be the last kick of the game, the ball fell to Nelson who controlled it well and produced the greatest finish of the game, and potentially the goal of his life.

The crowd erupted and grown adults were crying. I mean, we were all crying, right?

Another Hale End graduate came up with the big, big moment and that’s a lovely depiction of Arsenal’s season so far. It’s the young players who are stepping up to make all the difference, putting the future in safe hands.

What’s been your favourite moment as an Arsenal fan this season?