With everything that has been going on around Arsenal Football Club so far this season, apart from the good performance and result against Chelsea at Wembley that saw us lift another community Shield trophy, there has not been too much for the Arsenal fans to cheer about.
One bright spark, however, and big ray of hope for the future of the Gunners, has been the emergence of young Reiss Nelson from the Arsenal academy. The 17-year old has been with the young Gunners since he was nine years old and has been impressing his coaches and playing above his natural age group ever since, so it is no surprise that he is now a regular with the under 23s rather than our under 18 side.
It may be that he soon leaves that under 23 team behind as well because he is one of the brightest and best to come through for some time and has already made his competitive debut when coming off the bench in the Community Shield victory over Chelsea at Wembley last month.
That came after an impressive pre-season which he has carried on with five goals from just three academy games and it is not just at club level where Nelson has shone either. This week he scored the only goal for the England under 19s as they lost to Germany, but the Arsenal starlet’s performance was the main talking point.
Nelson also bagged nine goals in 10 games for ther three lions at under 17 level and looks set to play a part in our domestic cup and Europa League games, but should Arsene Wenger go a step further and start using him in the Premier League as well.
We do not want to push him too hard and too fast or ruin his burgeoning confidence, but there is that old adage about if you are good enough you are old enough, so do you think Wenger should unleash Reiss on the Premier League?