Eddie Nketiah Played Himself Into A New Deal; Why Can’t Reiss Nelson Do So?
This season, Arsenal has been on fire in the Premier League. The Gunners have shown signs of being a champion thus far, but they still have a lot to prove in the coming months.
Arsenal’s current success can be attributed to the promising prospects in whom Arterta has placed his trust for his project. Arteta’s signing of promising prospects and eye for talent in promoting quality academy players have paid off.
Is it time for Reiss Nelson to get his big break at Arsenal?
Eddie Nketiah is currently playing the best football of his career for Arsenal. Arteta now needs to give that benefit of the doubt to Reiss Nelson.
Nketiah has made a lot of noise in recent months, which has resulted in him getting the first team action he craved. Nelson, on the other hand, has been the polar opposite of Nketiah, remaining quiet and waiting for his moment.
This season, he has shown flashes of brilliance, and Arteta has indicated that he may have a place in his team, prioritising him over Marquinhos as an alternative for Bukayo Saka on the right wing in games before the World Cup break.
Nelson is in the final six months of his Arsenal contract, and while he is currently injured, he may need to come up big when he returns; he might just play himself into a new contract. Why can’t Nelson play himself into a new contract like Nketiah did last season?
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Would love to see it. Hard to beat a home grown lad making it and he has undoubted quality, just seems to get injured at the wrong time – which may be a worry in itself
Definitely he can , at times he should be coming on from the bench as he’s not taken martinelli or sakas place but great enough for back up
Big Reiss fan but can’t see him getting many opportunities this year, even if he comes back healthy. Unless the unspeakable happens.
Still I’d love to see him re-up his contract and come back stronger next year a la Eddie. From what I’ve seen, he is well ahead of Marquinhos right now (who probably needs a loan soon)
With the addition of Trossard, he seems to be a 3rd option at best on the wings at this stage (barring injuries of course). So unless he’s happy to stay as a 3rd stringer, he may find opportunities scarce. Hate to say it, but same goes with Balogun unfortunately
With 6 months to go and a long-term injury it’s difficult to see him having time/opportunities to prove anything.
All those “squad rotation” games in the FA Cup and EL will be a thing of the past, even now, so when will he play first team football this season?
I’m expecting MA/Edu having to make a decision based on what they know now. Maybe they’d give him a 1-year extension.
Unfortunately no he has fallen far below the pecking order and with Balogun to come back it’s looking a mountain to climb.