It has been a productive pre-season for Reiss Nelson and the winger was on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s final friendly against Lazio in Sweden on Saturday, with the Gunners prevailing with a 2-0 win.
Nelson, who started on the right wing in a 4-4-2 formation, finished from close range in the 18th minute after Alex Iwobi’s effort had hit the post, with the prospect building upon the assist that he provided against Chelsea.
Eddie Nketiah, meanwhile, started the game up front and was lively although he was unable to get on the scoresheet on this occasion.
Emile Smith Rowe, the other U23 squad member involved, featured as a substitute and had some good touches.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s well-taken effort in the second half secured Arsenal’s victory as Arsenal prepared for next weekend’s Premier League opener at home to Manchester City.