Arsenal player ratings: Reiss Nelson sends the Emirates into ecstasy with last-second winner against Bournemouth

Reiss Nelson smile Arsenal Bournemouth Premier League 2022-23
The homegrown hero came off the bench to earn his side three precious points in the Premier League title race...

Reiss Nelson scored a sensational 98th-minute winner as Arsenal fought back from two goals down to claim the most dramatic of 3-2 wins against Bournemouth.

It looked like being a disastrous afternoon for Mikel Arteta's side, who conceded the second quickest ever Premier League when they fell behind to a Philip Billing strike after just 9.11 seconds.

And things got even worse for the hosts just before the hour mark when Marcos Senesi was left all alone to head home from a corner to double Bournemouth's advantage.

But two goals in six minutes from Thomas Partey and Ben White drew Arsenal level and then, with just seconds of stoppage time remaining, Nelson – a second-half substitute for Emile Smith Rowe – smashed home a stunning strike to seal a thrilling win and spark chaotic scenes.

GOAL rates Arsenal's players from Emirates Stadium as the Premier League leaders restored their five-point advantage over Manchester City in thrilling fashion...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Aaron Ramsdale (7/10):

    Made one truly world class save in the first half. Let down by his defence.

    Takehiro Tomiyasu (3/10):

    Well off the pace. Replaced at half-time.

    William Saliba (5/10):

    Looked nervous throughout. A rare off day.

    Gabriel Magalhaes (5/10):

    Costly error for the early goal. Not at his best.

    Oleksandr Zinchenko (6/10):

    Busy, always looking for the ball.

  2. Midfield


    Thomas Partey (8/10):

    Arsenal's most influential starter. Capped a fine performance with a goal.

    Fabio Vieira (6/10):

    Threatened to make something happen, but end product was lacking.

    Martin Odegaard (7/10):

    Found space tough to come by but never stopped trying to drive the team on.

  3. Attack


    Bukayo Saka (6/10):

    Always on the fringes of the game.

    Gabriel Martinelli (6/10):

    Could have done better with one effort he put over in the second half.

    Leandro Trossard (5/10):

    Went off injured after just 22 minutes.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Emile Smith Rowe (6/10):

    Looked understandably rusty, but got the assist for Partey's goal.

    Ben White (7/10):

    Great finish to make it 2-2.

    Reiss Nelson (10/10):

    Assist for the equaliser and then a truly stunning winner in stoppage time. Unbelievable!

    Granit Xhaka (N/A):

    Only on for the last few minutes.

    Mikel Arteta (8/10):

    Substitutions made a huge difference, earning a massive win in terms of the title race.