Arsenal fans were hitting out at youngster Reiss Nelson for his performance in the draw against Standard Liege.
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Nelson didn’t seem to play too badly yesterday as he had the joint-third most shots (2), played the second-most key passes (3), completed the joint-third most dribbles and was the joint-second most fouled player on the pitch (via WhoScored).
However, that didn’t stop this one fan from taking aim at the England under-21 international as he claimed the youngster was ‘overshadowed by his peers’.
Reiss-Nelson was overshadowed by his peers once again. Saka, ESR & Martinelli are all above him in the pecking order. I’ve been disappointed with him for a while now, he just doesn’t seem to have it.
— Marco (@marco_gooner) December 12, 2019
Nelson has been out of favour for the Gunners this season, featuring in just eight of the 24 games across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
Despite all his struggles, this season, interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg reckons that Nelson is the ‘future’ of the club (via Versus).
Fans weren’t too pleased with the performance of Nelson as they took to Twitter to tear into the youngster.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Hate to be that guy but I’m very rarely impressed with Reiss Nelson.
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) December 12, 2019
Willock and Reiss Nelson are simply not good enough.
Saka needs to be coached properly when not to take the second touch when shooting.
— Derrick Pillay (@DerrickPillay3) December 12, 2019
reiss nelson is actually so poor, how many first team chances does he want? Just Not good enough
— (@Its_Bai93) December 12, 2019
Every attacking move dies with Reiss Nelson.
— m (@920401) December 12, 2019
Reiss Nelson is finished https://t.co/sACMj7YMIp
— Joel (@joelboniawotwi) December 12, 2019
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