Report – Brighton is keeping a close eye on Arsenal attacker

Reiss Nelson has struggled to get game time at Arsenal since signing a new contract.

The Gunners kept him on after some moments of brilliance last season, as he is one of the backup wingers at the club.

However, because the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, and Bukayo Saka are performing brilliantly, we have hardly seen him play for the Gunners.

Nelson has had at least two loan spells away from the club and did not disappoint, so he will feel he needs more chances.

If he wants to play more often, one option would be to leave the club, and one Premier League side is showing interest in his signature.

Football Insider claims Brighton admires the Englishman, and they are now monitoring him closely ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Seagulls are adept at buying players and transforming their careers and could entice Nelson to join them.

Just Arsenal Opinion

At 24, Nelson would feel he has to start playing regularly as a starter, and if that does not happen at Arsenal, he probably should change clubs.

If he wants out at the end of the term, we can let him go, as we will have the chance to sign a replacement.

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    1. Therein lies the albatross that has been created by our salary reward system Jax.
      I assume, however, that they are aware of Nelson’s reported salary, along with his ability?

      1. yup, I don’t see how the club keeps making this error. They want don’t want these players to walk for free, but there still has to be some demand for them at a reasonable price. Nobody is ever going to knock on our door for Eddie or Nelson and pay them 100k or more. I’m sure clubs can agree fees, but I dont see scenarios of either of them walking away from what they are currently being paid. Personal terms will be a huge obstacle in selling some of our lesser players.

        1. RSH, You make an astute point about stupidly high salaries, esp for lesser players like Nketiah, Nelson and others.

          But greater caution in the light of Evertons and soon to be more clubs point deductions for flouting FFP rules will slowly but surely start preventing clubs like ours from offering these daft salaries at all.

          Only ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN top players ; the Rices Saka’s etc will get HUGE WAGES in the near future.

          To my considered mind, anything legal which bears down on salaries and prevents them being so OBSCENELY HIGH is all for the good of all football folk, the greedy players and their parasite agents apart!

      2. Ken, I would imagine that Arsenal will hang onto him (and Eddie), as he’s not a bad back up player, although watching Dan Burn (of all people) outpace him recently did make me laugh..

  1. Nelson and Nketiah (if sold) very likely will be below their value.

    I doubt Nelson would walk away from 100k a week for BHA wage structure, while we get a fee worth his sale.

    Hence a reduced fee to help meet player’s wage demands.

    This in part helps explain our poor record of selling players.

    Who would pay 40 million or more for Nelson or Nketiah AND match their wages?

    IF Nelson moved to Brighton, Arsenal should INSIST on a sell on percent when they sell him in the future.

    A reduced fee to move Nelson on, and we recoup that loss on the back end with the sell on percentage.

  2. With the number of matches Arsenal has to play potentially across 4 competitions, it is premature to sell a competent backup player in Reiss Nelson. How much would an equivalent quality player cost for replacement at Arsenal or if not replaced, what happens in the case of injuries to first team players? A club can’t perform with a first 11 with no rotation from squad players.

    1. I totally agree with you regarding the use of squad players OG and that’s why Elneny has been such a good back up player.
      However, with regards to Nelson, we do have players for his position already in Gabriel, Trossard and, of course, Martinelli.

  3. I hear a lot of people complaining about these two players wages. It makes me think that there is something more than their salaries because i feel they deserve their wages. Its not their fault that their boss does not know how to keep the value of his players high. No-one complains about Kai who earn twice more than these guys. How much will you sell Kai?How much will you sell Tavares and Cedric?

    1. Strangely, I have not read one post that agrees with Havertz salary – in fact, the complete opposite.
      He cost us a reported £65,500,000 and he certainly hasn’t decreased in value has he?

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