Improving Reiss Nelson ready to talk – Should Arteta keep him at Arsenal?

Arsenal winger to discuss future with the club

With Mikel Arteta wanting to bring in a winger in the upcoming transfer window, nobody has talked about Reiss Nelson. The English youngster is out on loan at Dutch outfit Feyenoord and is impressing in the second half of the campaign.

The player, who a lot of Arsenal fans were excited about when he was uprooting trees in the youth system, it seems now is slowly drifting closer to the exit door.

After having made only nine appearances for the Gunners last season, the winger was loaned out at the start of the current campaign.

With a year left on his current deal, he will need to decide what’s the best decision will be for his career, even if it means leaving his boyhood colors of red and white.

On his Twitter account, the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, tweeted, “Reiss Nelson will discuss with Mikel Arteta to understand his Arsenal future soon. Feyenoord want to keep him on loan for one more season, as they can’t afford permanent move.”

He continued, “There’s interest from English clubs to buy Nelson but priority will be to understand AFC plans.”

Last season, the arrival of Willian from Chelsea didn’t help his cause. Despite being arguably better than the Brazilian, the 22-year-old was overlooked, due to his lack of experience compared to the Chelsea man.

Arsene Wenger had high hopes from the Hale End graduate. After giving him his Premier League debut at the age of just 17, the Frenchman said, “He has the technical ability needed in the Premier League.”

The legendary manager added, “He can run at players, he can dribble – you don’t find that a lot.”

“As well as link-up play we want to play, I believe he has that.”

Since then, things have hardly gone his way. Personally, I would love Arteta to give him another chance at the Emirates Stadium next season, even if it’s as a back-up winger.

Playing in Europe means he will certainly get some minutes to shine on the pitch. And I do believe he can turn the tables.

What are your thoughts on Reiss Nelson? Drop them down in the comments section below…

Yash Bisht

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  1. No way get rid of Pepe and have saka/Nelson/martenelli/Rowe as wingers before we even buy ..

    Keep great prospect !

  2. Nelson’s late progress with Feyenoord is a reflection of how the loan system can work for the parent club. If he continues to shine Arsenal have a healthy conundrum, sell an appreciating asset or invite him back into the fold as a player with renewed confidence. Personally I would give Reiss another season at Feyenoord as he is obviously in a place where he is trusted and his undoubted talent is beginning to shine.

  3. Nothing against the likes of Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah, Balogun, Ballard, Clarke, Okonkwo, etc. However I do feel that they are a few yards off the likes of SmithRowe, Saka and Martinelli.

    That said I would love to see these kids be part of the 25, but you know they can make careers for themselves, like players like Luke Ayling, making 100s of appearances rather than just a few.

    It’s up to them really, stay at the top and be a bit part player or move lower down and play every week?

  4. It may, just MAY be that Nelson is now,and at long at last, starting to come through.
    I’mhappy to leave that decsions to the man who knows, MA.

    As for Pepe though, a player MA CLEARLY DOES NOT RATE AND HARDLY USES, WE HAVE ALL SEEN his clear inability to adapt to the Prem.

    Undoubtedly has talent, but that’s no good unless he produces and to me , and over his whole Arsenal time , he has looked unproductive with the very occasional flash of brilliance .

    But my friends, in reality land , where clued up Gooners live, the odd OCCASIONAL FLASH OF BRILLIANCE, surrounded by a sea of ineptitude and a complete lack of a football brain,is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

    1. Hi Jon
      Hope you are well.
      Agree with your last para in general.
      However, disagree about Pepe, as I believe he should be played either on the left wing or as a striker. So Pepe/Martinelli for LW and Saka/Nelson for RW and Odegaard/Smith-Rowe for the withdrawn No. 10 who makes runs into the box.

      1. A season long loan to a newly promoted or bottom half club could help us salvage a decent portion of his fee.

        Who knows he may well come alive

        1. Sorry for the late reply.
          I took the last Para as a general for any player and not for Pepe specifically.
          My view is Pepe does not fit as a an inverted winger. So there I agree with you in that he is not up to the mark. But he is upto the mark as an orthodoxed winger.
          Also, my view is that the wingers should have 2 options. When I say Martinelli/Pepe, I mean inverted and orthodox. Same with Nelson/Saka.

          This is a tactical tweak thar MA has not caught onto.

  5. Get rid of Pepe…

    Keep Nelson, Bellerin, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah, Lacazette, ESR, Folarin and AMN to run the wings and central attack…….ARSENAL will be on 🔥🔥🔥

  6. A loan move to pl side after this loan spell and tying him down with a new contract will be best for him at least for now.

  7. I love seeing players coming through the ranks and making a career with us, but fear Nelson won’t do it. Hope he proves me wrong.

    As for Pepe, sell him.

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