Jack Wilshere played 73 minutes for Arsenal’s under-23s as they staged a second half comeback against Derby County in their opening fixture of the new Premier League 2 campaign.
The Gunners found themselves 2-0 at the break before Reiss Nelson took the game by the scruff of the neck. The attacking midfielder, who has featured regularly in pre-season for the first team, connected with a cross from The Jeff to reduce the deficit.
Not long after he collected the ball in the Derby half, charged at the box and found the top corner with an exquisite finish.
Check out Reiss' brace ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/XkRMGZsTKj
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With the Rams on the ropes, Eddie Nketiah, another who featured in friendlies in Sydney and China, found a late winner.
Kieran Gibbs played 45 minutes and Francis Coquelin came off at the same time as Wilshere; no doubt all three will be pleased with the chance to get game time.
The under-23s next face Manchester City at the Emirates on 21 August with Platinum, Gold, Silver, Red and Junior Gunner members NOW able to order FREE tickets to the match up until Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 9.30am (Membership cards will be activated)