The third candidate in our Rising Stars series is the young Reiss Nelson, who has been at Arsenal since he was 8 years old and has come through the Hale End Academy, like most of our youngsters. He has not yet reached 20 years old but is making steady inroads in to the first XI and looks like another one being fast tracked by Emery. Nelson was sent to Hoffenheim for experience last season and on his return he was given Number 24 in the new squad list.
He is another that is extremely promising and after starting 4 games for the senior side this season he he was ripe to join Nketiah and Willock in the Young Lions games this week, but has been cruelly ruled out through injury. It’s not too serious though and is expected back next month. But having already played a few games let’s see how he has been performing….