Is Reiss Nelson joining Hoffenheim really a good idea?

Last season Reiss Nelson broke into the first team squad and he impressed us all consiering his age and experience, but now it seems the youngster has agreed with Arsenal to go out on loan to the Bundesliga for this season to give him regular first team football, which is not such a bad idea…

Goal reports today….

Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson is expected to join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal, Goal understands.

The 18-year-old is out of contract next summer but is set to sign a new deal with Unai Emery’s side ahead of his temporary move to Germany.

With the likes of Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck favoured above Nelson in the pecking order at Emirates Stadium, he has made the decision to move in an attempt to secure regular first-team football.

This is a crucial time in Nelson’s career and I really hope he makes a massive impact in Germany. To be honest I was hoping to see him play more often for us this season, but if this is good for his development, we will just have too see how he progesses in Germany.

Good luck Reiss!



    1. pires says:

      He will cet game time.

  1. pires says:

    Get sorry

  2. mikki says:

    lacazete thinking about leaving arsenal this arsenal….. because he thinks his chance of being a starter this season might like the previous season I want him to be starting matches ahead pirre aub … is good idea for nelson to gain experience else where but the Europa league is also there to develop him….everything is on the balance

    1. Sue says:

      Nooooo!! He has to stay!

  3. Chiza says:

    Nelson is in good hands with Julian Nagelsmann(he was the one I wanted to be our coach but I would still support Emery)…. Nagelsmann will turn Nelson into a beast…i just pray arsenal would put a clause for him to play in almost every game.. He needs game time

  4. Phil says:

    Surely Its only a good idea to send him on loan if he has signed his contract that was offered.Even then I’m not sure a loan deal playing in Germany is a good idea.He would have plenty of game time in the Carabao and Europa Cup matches that are coming up and with injuries and resting of players he would be in and around the first team squad most of the time anyway.Reiss Nelson is 18 years old and needs to be training with the first team at London Colney not in a foreign league.This smacks of a young player being given bad advice from an agent which I really hope is not the case

  5. Chiza says:

    I have something to say to you guys.. I’m really confused at this point in time…i don’t know where I should put the blame on for the gradual demise of arsenal all this while….should I blame it on………………

    KROENKE?……..for not spending enough money to try to improve the team all these years(although I feel he tried to spend some good cash with the expensive purchases of Mustafi,aubameyang,lacazette,sanchez,ozil and xhaka) …but I know the fans want more

    THE BOARD???(which includes Gazidis and other important minority members which excludes Usmanov and Kroenke)……..for not grabbing the bull by the horn and allowing kroenke know that he has to change his ways and spend the cash…and also try to find a way to wipe out the ego of usmanov and kroenke.. They should have found a way to make them work could have been awesome for arsenal…but now usmanov is gone!!!!!!!

    WENGER???…….. was he really finished?.. Did he lack the tactical know how to rise the team up?…did his tactics turn us to a laughing stock?.. .. Did he really need alot of money to buy quality players in other to compete well??……why couldn’t he come out to challenge the board??…. Are there alot of things we don’t know about as fans? Was he given enough money but didn’t just spend it at the right players?……..or weren’t the players following instructions on the pitch??… Did the players fail him??

    THE PLAYERS???…….are the players not good enough??…..did they lack confidence in the coach and his tactics??… Are they just lazy??…….or they weren’t following instructions like I said??

    THE FANS??……arsenal fans call themselves classy fans.. All well and good but should they be blamed for the gradual demise of arsenal….for believing and trusting this board blindly…for staying patient and paying large money just to see no positive end product…should they have reacted quickly and saved the club from this gradual demise??…….did we react to late just because of the fact that we were trying to keep our so called CLASS???….. were we killing the mindset,attitude and confidence of our ex coach and the players with so much criticism??

    THE MEDIA????…….did they eat up the positives of arsenal football club by making the fans understand only the negatives??…….did we water the negative seeds of the media and made them grow by allowing their criticism get into us the fans???

    So many questions I really have to ask….. Once again my fellow gunners I ask…WHERE SHOULD THE BLAME GO TO????????????

    still your sweet Chiza ?????

    1. Durand says:

      Chiza at the top with Kronke the owner. He owns club, he makes the rules, simple. Look at his other franchises in other sports, and the failures and years of underperforming.

      Kronke said he didn’t get involved in ownership to win titles, HIS OWN WORDS! His other franchises are proof, and how many titles have Arsenal won since his majority ownership?

      Evidence is there, Kronke is the one to blame for lacking ambition. Look at Rams before Kronke majority owner, and after he was owner. Thats best example, but all his franchises really.

      1. ozziegunnerjo says:

        Arsenal have taken this long to get decent strikers, now Lacazette wants to leave and the sharks are circling. Ramsey is easily replaceable, Lacazette is not.
        Arsenal must utilize its strengths with Lacazette centrally and Aubameyang on the left. Arsenal are missing another ball winning DM like Ngonzi to provide the stabilty to play both Lacazette and Aubameyang.
        Reise Nelson tied down to a long term contract at Arsenal and loaned to Hoffenheim to get playing time is good business. Nelso and Nketiah are future stars at the Arsenal.

        1. Break-on-through says:

          @Chiza …All of the above.

      2. ozziegunner says:


      3. Hackinubee says:

        Stop Comparing Arsenal with Rams or whatever they’re called… Moreover spending for the sake of it doesn’t guarantee success, just ask Everton and West Ham

  6. barryglik says:

    These past 10 years Arsenal
    has had 4 groups of players.
    1. Over rated youngsters who
    became international young then received
    huge salaries and stopped developing.
    Szcz Walcott Wilshere Chamberlain Gibbs
    Ramsey Jenkinson Wellbeck Bellerin Iwobi Bendtner.
    2. Over rated expensive imports.
    Gabriel Mustafi Debuchy Chambers Kolasinac (salary) Santos Xhaka Arteta
    Ozil Sanchez Podolski Arshavin Girvinho Lacazette Aubameyang Wellbeck Perez Park.
    3. Cheap wild cards.
    Sanogo Chamakh Flamini Holding Kalstrom Mayaichi Campbell Asano Bennayoun
    4. Best Value consistent players.
    Cech Bellerin Mertz Kos Monreal AMN free
    Coquelin free Elneny Nwakali Guendouzi Cazorla Giroud
    Now we are in transition.
    Arsenal should have a clear development strategy
    sending our best 19-20’s out on loan to European clubs every season.
    Macey Zelalem Gnabry AMN McGuane Mavididi Adelaide
    Nelson Nwakali Smith-rowe Nketiah Sheaf should all be in Europe developing.
    But some were sold and more will be sold because of the
    expensive deadwood.
    Under Sven and Emery the deadwood will go screaming
    and kicking over the next 2 windows.
    Lich and Socitis are old temporary solutions.
    Torreira and Guendouzie look good.
    Leno ? The new Cech or another Szczesney ?
    Transition is painful but must be achieved.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Good observation bro. Regarding Nelson, apparently Emery would rely on the wingbacks (Bellerin, Monreal and the other fullbacks), instead of wingers, to provide crosses

      On paper, Emery uses 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, but apparently that is just a 3-4-2-1 in disguise. That’s why Emery keep starting Xhaka, to provide height and extra marker between the CBs (or to cover the wingbacks when one of them is going forward):

      …………Mustafi . Xhaka . Sokratis
      Bellerin . Guendouzi . Ramsey . Monreal
      …….Mkhitaryan …………….. Iwobi

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Sorry, gotanidea Torreira and Lichtsteiner must start to stiffen the Arsenal defense. At the moment Aubameyang is misfiring, so Lacazette should start up front; although I prefer Lacazette as CF and Aubameyang on the left.

        1. gotanidea says:

          I agree that Lichtsteiner and Lacazette should start against Cardiff

          The line-up I showed is from Emery’s selection in the West Ham match

          I observed that formation that he might actually use, instead of using 4-2-3-1 on paper

          1. Break-on-through says:

            It looks better on paper than it actually is. Xhaka looks like he’s filling in a good space there on paper but what you see on the pitch is a totally different story. Guendouzi and Ramsey will be a little bit gung ho unless we are facing better opposition, it’ll give teams chances because Ramsey we know already and Guendouzi won’t sit if teams afford him time to go forward. Mkhitaryan and Bellerin make our left side look weak defensively, strong offensively, depending who we play. Iwobi you just don’t know which one will turn up, Monreal is all heart and can score goals but his defending is suspect with the way he tries to show players outside but gives them all the space they need to cut inside its hilarious how he still does it, then he and Bellerin overlapping at the same time. Like I said, better in theory than when played out. Hopefully Emery will know how to whip them into shape, but I foresee a very busy couple of windows coming up.

          2. jon fox says:

            I , and many others, have been saying , well before Emery came here, that Arsenal had no defenders at all of proven top quality any more. Kos was once obviously really good, but a while back now. And Monreal is still comfortably the best remaining. But I repeat , until Emery came , we had NO PROVEN TOP QUALITY DEFENDERS. I think Lichtsteiner is top class and so is Torreira; so now, just another six outfield defenders to go and be replaced by better and one more keeper to bring in, to supplement Leno.

      2. daroin says:

        I picked up on this as well on our pre-season. Though we seem to only be in 3-4-2-1 formation when in build up phase within our own half. After that the DM has licence to push forward little to pick up the lose balls and give passing option and can also switch position with one of the other midfielders time to time.

  7. olis says:

    off topic .. just want to say sokratis doesn’t With any confidence at all.. why did we spend 18million on him when its clear he will only get worse..

    1. Hackinubee says:

      I don’t think Emery was involved in the transfer cos I don’t see how a PL manager will recommend that kind of defender, he isn’t excellent in any aspect of the game

      1. jon fox says:

        I am nearly 100% certain that buying Sokratis was not Emerys decision. If it is ever proved that he was , then Emery would go down in my estimation as a judge of players. But he won’t be going down , as Sokratis was not HIS choice. I believe most of us on here agree with this.

  8. olis says:

    and on the subject of Nelson going on loan.. think its a good idea.. it will help him develop his game thats if he gets enough game time..

  9. Break-on-through says:

    Would rather he got loaned to a PL team, one of the new teams maybe. Read that Kelechi Nwakali loan has an option for them to buy him outright at the end of it. Whoever’s idea it was to loan him to a shitty Dutch team it was a terrible idea, and now Porto B team. We won’t see him again.

  10. Hackinubee says:

    His contract expires in the summer, he hasn’t signed a new contract, yet he’s being sent on loan…. I don’t even understand

  11. olis says:

    @ hackinubee . .. exactly.. really don’t know who recommended that transfer.. when there where better options in the market

  12. jon fox says:

    I see the desire , by Kroenke, to save money in wages and by not buying top proven quality , behind this puzzling loan move. Otherwise it makes no sense at all, given all the games we will play this season in four comps. There can be no possible football based sense in it, esp considering the paucity of wingers at Arsenal.

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