Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Gunners scored last minute goal to win 3-2 at Emirates stadium

Maybe this is Arsenal’s season after all. The Gunners completed one of the most thrilling comebacks of the 2022/23 Premier League season, overturning a 2-0 deficit at home to relegation-threatened Bournemouth and emerging winners 3-2 on a goal deep in stoppage time.

Substitute Reiss Nelson scored a stunning winner in the eighth minute of stoppage time to leave the visiting Cherries stunned.

Bournemouth scored the second fastest goal from the start of a match in Premier League history, taking the kickoff down to the Arsenal box and scoring after nine seconds through Philip Billing.

The visitors proceeded to absorb the subsequent Arsenal attacks, thanks in part to a big double save by Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto, and they even threatened to score a second. That second goal eventually came on a corner kick in the second half by Marcos Senesi, and it looked like Arsenal might be staring just a fourth defeat on the season.

But Arsenal fought back with two goals in an eight-minute span. First, Thomas Partey put home a shot following a rare moment of poor defensive play from Bournemouth. Then two substitutes combined with Reiss Nelson delivering a cross that Ben White blasted on goal with the referee confirming that the ball crossed the line.

With 20 minutes remaining, it looked like it’d be a matter of time before Arsenal would win it, but the Gunners’ attack seemed to fizzle out in the final minutes. But there was time for one more flashpoint as the final corner kick of the match bounced out to Nelson, who blasted a sweet strike to win the game for the Gunners.

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“My eyes lit up,” Nelson said postgame. “It’s been a rough couple months for me just coming back from injury [thigh]. Everyone knows how hard I worked in the background. So when that ball went in, that was a great moment for me.”


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