Ian Wright's brilliant reaction to Reiss Nelson's winner for Arsenal vs Bournemouth, he went bonkers
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Reiss Nelson's late winner for Arsenal against Bournemouth certainly stirred the emotions of Gunners fans.
Completing a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down at the Emirates against the Cherries, forgotten man Nelson came off the bench to fire home in the 97th minute to secure a vital Arsenal win in the title race.
It kept Mikel Arteta's side five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, after City had downed Newcastle 2-0 earlier in the day to keep the pressure on.
And it sparked a wild celebration from Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who was watching on from the back office at BBC's Match of the Day with Gary Lineker and Danny Murphy.
Wright, who is known for his enthusiastic celebrations (remember his wild reaction to England's penalty shootout win over Colombia in 2018?) certainly enjoyed the moment. He could barely contain his excitement, jumping up and down before throwing himself back on the sofa – with Lineker filming the whole thing.
The BBC presenter asked: "Wrighty, can I trouble you for a few words?" but Wright could only shout "I love you, Reiss" – while it was joked that the goal might not stand due to a VAR check.
Arsenal had laboured for long periods against Bournemouth, going 1-0 down inside 10 seconds when Philip Billing scored from a superbly-worked kick-off routine. Marco Senesi then made it 2-0 just before the hour mark.
You’ll never guess who scored in the very last seconds. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Aw3AjF2dtZ— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2023
Arteta's side came roaring back, however, first through Thomas Partey's effort and then substitute Ben White who equalised with 20 minutes left on the clock.
But it looked like they would be dropping points with the scoreline locked at 2-2, until the final minute of stoppage time when Nelson struck his telling blow. It'll be worth seeing Wright's full reaction when Match of the Day airs tonight (Saturday) on BBC One.