“Go away, get minutes, prove yourself” Arsenal urged to sell attacker on one condition

Kevin Campbell supports the idea of Arsenal selling Reiss Nelson, but he thinks the Gunners need to add a buy-back clause in any move taking the attacker away from the club.

Nelson has been one casualty of Mikel Arteta looking for success at the Emirates this season.

The attacker looked to have broken into the first team after spending the previous campaign on loan at Hoffenheim.

However, he has struggled for a playing time in this campaign and that has affected his development.

There have been talks of Arsenal cashing in on him when the transfer window reopens and Campbell doesn’t think it is a bad idea.

However, he believes the Englishman might leave unfinished business behind at the club and he has urged them to add a buy-back clause in any move that takes him away from the Emirates.

He says Nelson should be thinking about leaving to prove why he is good enough to start for the Gunners so that they can buy him back.

Campbell told Football Insider: “Reiss Nelson is 21 now.

“Going out on loan is difficult because there is so many players ahead of him right now. For me, he has got to play football and realistically he is not going to get that regularly at Arsenal.

“I would love the club to do a deal where we sell him but we have first refusal on him after, because he knows the Arsenal way.

“Getting game time is very difficult right now during this rebuild. Go away, get minutes, prove yourself and if we like what we see we will bring you back. That would not be a problem because he would have 100/200 games under his belt.”

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  1. Rather see Nelson get chances over mercenary Willian. Nelson can get better and likes Arsenal at least, compared to Willian who clearly came for term & wages in contract.

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Ozil now Willian, this is on Arteta & Edu, no one else to blame.

    1. I can’t see the clamour for Nelson he’s had chances in the first team and not taken them All this putting blame on Arteta is, wrong Nelson is not good enough he’s another Iwobi as for comments about Marinelli Arteta is obviously easing him back in gently d remember Marinelli is not ready or good enough to be a first team regular yet

    2. Durand: Well said. I for one am tired of listening to big mouth Campbell volunteer his opinion about anything and everything Arsenal. What could Nelson do worse than Peppe and Willian?
      Besides, belittling our players diminishes their value when we want to sell them.

  2. Why add buy back clause if Campbell is sure of his story. It’s either the player is or bad. I’d rather sell Pepe and Willian instead of Nelson. Arteta is not good in spotting and honing talent. Nelson, Martinelli, Maitland-Niles, Gouendouzi, and Seliba are going to find it difficult to break in Arsenal first team because of Arteta. All above mentioned players are pure talent

  3. It makes better sense to sell Willian and release Ceballos, than selling Nelson. There’s no need for both Willian and Ceballos. They are not good enough and have taken valuable play time from the young talents of Arsenal. Arteta must give Arsenal youngsters more opportunities to play in the premier league and develop their potential, instead of bringing in mediocre players like Ceballos and Willian on high wages. These guys have no passion and love for Arsenal like the youngsters, who wants to prove their worth and loyalty to the club that has nurtured them. Arsenal should definitely keep Bolagun, Nelson, Saliba, AMN and Willock. They are a talented bunch of players that needs opportunities to play.

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