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‘Arsenal teen Nelson has Neymar-like qualities’

first_imgArsenal Arsenal teenager Nelson hailed for ‘Neymar-like’ qualities Goal Last updated 2 years ago 03:58 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Reiss Nelson Arsenal Linnea Rheborg Arsenal BATE v Arsenal BATE UEFA Europa League The 17-year-old earned high praise from ex-Gunners defender Martin Keown for his performance in their Europa League triumph over BATE Borisov Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson has been hailed for qualities “you normally associate with Neymar” by former Gunners defender Martin Keown.Making his third competitive appearance for Arsenal, the 17-year-old earned plaudits for his performance in a 4-2 win over BATE Borisov in Europa League action on Thursday.”He showed the touches that you normally associate with Neymar,” Keown said on BT Sport. “He breezes past players, and [manager Arsene] Wenger will know the quality he has. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “He had a great night, and at 17 years of age, it’s phenomenal the ability he has.”That’s some highlights reel”These are the touches you associate with Neymar!”Jenas and Keown rave about young Reiss Nelson… pic.twitter.com/SxduOyqAAS— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2017Former Premier League midfielder Jermaine Jenas joined in praising Nelson, hailing the attacker for adapting to a wing-back role.”I thought he was brilliant,” Jenas said. “He’s obviously a forward, and the confidence he showed in the game playing at right wing-back was brilliant.”Throughout the game he was doing certain things. You can see it in some players, and you don’t have to watch them for long, to say ‘Yes, you’ve got it’.”He doesn’t feel pressure, not that you do when you’re younger.”last_img


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