Arsenal youngster hopes to be back in action for the FA Cup final

Reiss Nelson is confident that he will be back fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The Englishman has emerged as an important squad player for Mikel Arteta’s side in recent weeks.

He started and scored a goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Liverpool, and he would have been hoping to play a part in the next Premier League game.

However, he suffered an injury that is set to keep him out of Arsenal’s last Premier League match, but he hopes to be back in action against the Blues, according to Football.London.

Mikel Arteta has been rotating his Arsenal team since the restart of the Premier League, and he is expected to do that in Arsenal’s last Premier League game against Watford so he can keep his best players fresh for the FA Cup final.

Nelson would be a good cover on the bench in that game if he can be fit, but the Gunners have a wealth of options on the wing with Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also able to play on the flanks for them.

His fellow injury absentees, Shkodran Mustafi is still being accessed by the club, while Bernd Leno is reportedly back doing outside running as part of getting back to full fitness.
 

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  1. Grandad says:

    I am pleased to learn that his injury is not serious.In the absence of Martinelli,Nelson is the only natural right footed right winger in our first team squad , excepting perhaps AMN .He did very well against Liverpool and is a very useful back up for Pepe should our expensive but fail to produce the goods in the final.As an aside, Pepe cost us 72m whilst Pulisic cost Chelsea 55m.From what I’ve seen , Pulisic , who reminds me of Hazard , is the better buy, but I sincerely hope Pepe proves me wrong.

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