Arsenal might allow young first team player to leave this summer

The Athletic’s David Ornstein claims that Arsenal is open to allowing Reiss Nelson to move out on loan this season to get more first-team chances.

The winger is one of the club’s academy graduates currently in Mikel Arteta’s squad and he remains an important part of the first team structure.

However, Arsenal has recently signed Willian from Chelsea which has increased the competition for places in the team.

Nelson was useful last season for the Gunners and he scored an important goal in their 2-1 win over Liverpool.

He also started Arsenal’s Carabao Cup game against Leicester City, but he will struggle for regular playing time as the season progresses.

After making an impressive start to his Arsenal career in Arsene Wenger’s final season at the club, he joined Hoffenheim on loan the following season (2028/2019) and made a fine impression with the German side including playing 5 times in the Champions League and scoring 7 goals in 23 Bundesliga games.

He made 17 league appearances for Arsenal last season and playing more games will be beneficial to his development.

Ornstein claims that there are no shortage of takers and Arsenal has between now and the end of the transfer window to decide which team will be best for his development if they are serious about allowing him to leave on-loan.

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  1. All outlets which are usually accurate about Arsenal news are saying he is going out on loan Reiss Nelson.

    Personally i would have loved its Willock who goes,or both go

  2. Until Martinelli is fully fit I would not contemplate loaning out Nelson particularly as Pepe has yet to prove himself.To me Nelson will learn a lot from Willian and if he can smooth down his rough edges and improve his composure in front of goal he will become a top class winger.His first half performance against Leicester yesterday was impressive for his first start of the season.

    1. thought it was his best for us yet. Finally feel like Nelson is starting to form his identity as a player which is something he was lacking immensely. I still think he will benefit from game time more than sitting on bench and only playing Europa matches. Auba, Saka, Willian, Pepe are four options for wide players and that should be sufficient enough until Martinelli returns. As much as Pepe is maligned, he’s still better than Nelson for sure also. I think Pepe deserves this season to prove himself and I’m really rooting for him but… am very worried too.

  3. Good. It will increase his transfer value so that he can be sold for 30M+
    Willock is another one who needs game time to showcase his worth.

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