Arsenal took on Lyon in the Emirates Cup on Sunday.
The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by the French side as they continued their preparations for 2019/20.
Unai Emery’s side took the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but were then undone by a Moussa Dembele brace.
Arsenal might have finished the game level, with Aubameyang having a couple of good chances to score, but it wasn’t to be as Lyon held out for the win.
Despite the defeat, there were several good individual showings from the hosts, with Reiss Nelson one of the standouts.
The pacy winger appeared very confident in the final third and seemed to be trying to prove a point to the manager.
There has been some talk about the talented Nelson leaving the club on loan this summer, with The Sun claiming Hertha Berlin want to take him back for 2019/20.
He was also reportedly offered to Crystal Palace as a sweetener in the Wilfried Zaha pursuit.
Arsenal fans react
Many Arsenal fans were thrilled with Nelson’s vibrant display, despite a frustrating pre-season defeat at the Emirates:
Reiss Nelson looked dangerous today. Love seeing him with so much confidence. 🔴⚪️
— 🔴⚪️Arsenal FC Boston (@Arsenal_Boston) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is looking good. Just needs games to keep his confidence up. He’s clearly got the ability, just needs to relax a little bit.
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) 28 July 2019
Yeah, Reiss Nelson is ready for first-team football. 🔥
— King Laca (@Lacazest) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is rather special isn’t he
— gunner-gal26 (@gunner_x49) 28 July 2019
This is also the best I’ve seen Reiss Nelson look this pre season.Keeps finding that pocket of space in inverted winger positions rather than just hugging the touchline. And he is driving at his man with commitment. They are doubling on him so he is a threat. Keep going young man
— Dades 🕵 (@SchwartzSaxon) 28 July 2019
— Total Raumdeuter (@RaumdeuterTotal) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is really impressing me. I’m seeing how his game can be effective against senior opposition.
— Blahovic (@Blahovic) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson what a player btw
— Akhil (@akersarsenal98) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is such an exciting player. Love him.
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is everything Iwobi fans think Iwobi is, and he is four years younger.
— Lëwis (@CeballosFutbol) 28 July 2019
Reiss Nelson is a gem he will be one of england’s best in a few years. He needs to gain more confidence and just keep going 💪🏻
— 📌 Zee🎖 (@ZeeAFC) 28 July 2019