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Statistics show Arsenal’s super-sub is ahead of Erling Haaland and Marcus Rashford is the most prolific player in the Premier League this season



A stunning statistic has come to light which shows how important Arsenal striker Reiss Nelson has been this season.

The Gunners are chasing their first Premier League title in 19 years – the latest in their famous Invincibles campaign – and are many people’s favorites after an incredible weekend.
Nelson scored the winning goal against BournemouthAFP last weekend

Arsenal’s dramatic 3-2 win over Bournemouth saw them keep Manchester City five points clear at the top of the table, Nelson scoring the winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
The 23-year-old made just three Premier League appearances in total, totaling just 84 minutes.

But that time was wisely spent: Nelson scored three goals and scored two, giving him the best minutes-for-goal of any Premier League player this season with five or more goals and assists combined. This means that in every 17 minutes of action in the Premier League, Nelson scores or assists, putting him miles ahead of Erling Haaland (63) and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford (115).

Third best player is Brighton’s Evan Ferguson with a goal or assist every 77 minutes and then, surprisingly, United’s Anthony Martial in the 92nd minute.
However, Nelson rocked the competition with his incredible impact on the pitch in such a short space of time, with his stunning left foot against the Cherries being his best effort.

Nelson’s attack means he has three Premier League goals and two assists in 84 minutes of actionAFP.

Haaland has the second best number of goals per minute Getty

Nelson played just 21 minutes against Bournemouth but also scored and assisted Ben White in the equalizer early in the match.

But it’s not the first time the winger has impressed this season, having scored a brace against Nottingham Forest off the bench earlier this season. He also got an assist.

His only other Premier League appearance was a matter of seconds when he was stopped for the last moments against Wolves in November.

And Nelson’s lack of playing time could see him leave Arsenal at the end of the season, although Mikel Arteta wants him to stay.
Nelson’s contract expires at the end of the season.

A contract offer is on the table for the Englishman but his current deal expires at the end of the season, CBS Sports report.
The report adds that there is interest from French side Nice as well as Brighton who could potentially offer the ex-Feyenoord on loan more playing time. But Nelson is a huge Arsenal fan and contract negotiations have reportedly gone smoothly so far.