Jamie Carragher has claimed that Reiss Nelson will become an Arsenal legend if the Gunners win the Premier League title this season.

The 23-year-old Hale End graduate became a hero for us against Bournemouth on Saturday. He came on as a substitute after missing over two months due to injury and saved the day.

Nelson assisted Ben White’s goal before scoring a stunner with his left foot in the 97th minute to win us the game. That could be the defining moment in this season’s title race.

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Jamie Carragher says Reiss Nelson will become an Arsenal legend if the Gunners win the Premier League

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League for almost two decades now.

The last time we were champions was in the 2003/04 season, when we won the league without losing a single game and cemented our status as one of the greatest teams in the history of English football.

Arsenal have already lost three games this season, so invincibility is off the table. However, we’re five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, which means there’s every chance we’ll go all the way and win it.

Nelson’s 97th-minute winner could well be looked back on as the most important moment of the season if we do end up as the champions. Carragher went a step further and claimed the 23-year-old will become an Arsenal legend if we win the title.

Speaking about the game, the pundit said on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports: “I’ve always had the feeling that if you want to win the league you have to score late goals, but the thing that strikes me is the quality of the goals.

“I was in the car, and I was celebrating! You’ll have the fun police saying they shouldn’t be celebrating.

“If Arsenal win the league, Reiss Nelson will be an Arsenal legend!”

The Insider’s View:

We don’t know if Nelson will become an Arsenal legend, but he’ll definitely be hailed as a hero for his incredible performance as a substitute on Saturday.

The Englishman only has a few months left on his contract. He will be a free agent this summer as things stand, but after what happened against Bournemouth, we think Mikel Arteta and Edu should keep him.

Nelson looked incredibly sharp when he came on. He was a nightmare to defend against, was excellent in 1v1 situations, and his two huge contributions – the assist and goal – came from his weaker foot.

Those are really positive signs, and it makes a lot of sense to give him a new contract – especially if we win the Premier League this season.

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