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New Arsenal hero Reiss Nelson promises to give shirts to the TWO people who captained him in Fantasy Premier League

ARSENAL star Reiss Nelson has vowed to give shirts to two fans for a special reason.

The winger was an unlikely hero against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Reiss Nelson scored twice and assisted against Nottingham Forest

Nelson was named on the bench but was brought on in the first half for his first Premier League appearance of the season following the injury to Bukayo Saka.

And he certainly made the most of his chance with two quickfire goals at the beginning of the second half to put Arsenal in a commanding position.

Remarkably, two Fantasy Premier League players captained Nelson this week, and the 22-year-old wants to thank them for the faith they showed in him.

Upon hearing the news Nelson tweeted: “You got no idea how much I rate! 😂

“How can I find out who did this? I’d love to give them a shirt!”

Captained players on Fantasy Premier League win double points for their teams, with Nelson picking up 19 points this week – so 38 for the pair of fans.

Nelson will hope to maintain his place in Mikel Arteta’s side if Saka is ruled out against Chelsea.

The England winger injured his ankle against Forest but the problem is not as serious as initially feared.


Arsenal’s medical team are still monitoring the injury but were encouraged by the fact that Saka was able to play on for 15 minutes after the initial collision before coming off as a precaution.

And though he is almost certainly not going to be involved in Thursday’s final Europa League group game against FC Zurich, he could be involved at Chelsea at the weekend.

That is good news for manager Mikel Arteta, as well as England boss Gareth Southgate just two weeks before his squad flies to Qatar for the World Cup.

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