Four things we learned after five-star performance from Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

Four things we learned after five-star performance from Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal put out a five-star performance on Sunday evening during their Premier League game against relegation battling side Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium.Four things we learned after five-star performance from Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest

The Gunners stormed back to the top of the table as substitute Reiss Nelson scored two goals in three second-half minutes and
created another in a comfortable 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The Mikel Arteta’s Gunners delivered their biggest win of the season to end a challenging week in style.

The Gunners took the lead in the fifth minute when Gabriel Martinelli headed in a cross from Bukayo Saka, but they were unable to increase their lead in the second half.

After the first half, Reiss Nelson quickly found back of the net twice in two minutes before setting up Thomas Partey for an incredible fourth goal, which completely turned the game around.

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To cap off an impressive victory and secure all three points for the hosts, Martin Odegaard added the icing.

Reiss Nelson’s game by numbers vs. Nottingham Forest:

100% shot accuracy
92% pass accuracy
50 touches
9 touches in opp. box
5x possession won
3 shots on target
2 chances created
2 passes into the box
2 goals
1 assist
0.81 xG

What a performance off the bench.

But then, below are the four things we discovered following Arsenal’s five-star performance against Nottingham Forest.

  • Arsenal have won a Premier League home match by 5+ goals for the 19th time and each of the previous 18 times came under Arsene Wenger.
  • There were two years and 107 days between Reiss Nelson’s first and second goals in the Premier League, and just three minutes and one second between his second and third goals. Typical.
  • With his two assists yesterday, Gabriel Jesus has now assisted 13 goals in the Premier League since the start of last season, the third-most of any player after Kevin De Bruyne (17) and Mohamed Salah (16).
  • Reiss Nelson has been directly involved in the same amount of Premier League goals in the space of eight minutes vs. Nottingham Forest as Jadon Sancho has in 10 Premier League appearances this season (3).

Next Thursday at home in the Europa League, Arsenal will play FC Zurich, while Forest’s next Premier League match is against Brentford.

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