Should Arsenal offload Reiss Nelson this summer?

Arsenal has decided to cash in on Reiss Nelson in the summer, according to CBS Sports. The 21-year-old looked to have made significant progress in the Arsenal team last season when he played 22 games.

However, he has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates in this campaign which has not been helped by the meteoric rise of Smith-Rowe and Bayuko Saka as competition for starting spots. With the Gunners having a tough time, he will hardly get another chance until the end of the campaign.

The report says the Gunners are looking to raise funds to add their transfer targets to the team and he is one player that will go. His current deal will expire in 2023 and they know that his market value will reduce if they allow him to enter the final year of his deal, so they want to sell while he can still fetch them a reasonable price in the transfer market.

He spent the 2018/2019 season on loan at Hoffenheim and impressed at the German side. That stint earned him matches in the team last season, but the competition for a place has been fierce and Arteta has hardly had a look at him in this campaign, although he has spent quite a while in the treatment room.

At 21, several mid-table Premier League teams will consider him a good asset, especially being home-grown, which should make selling him relatively easy for the Gunners.
 
Should we sell him? Or hope he develops further in the future?

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11 Comments

  1. Davi says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he develops into a very good player we regret losing. This could be another negative consequence of the Willian transfer…

  2. Ihejirika Wisdom Chizaram says:

    they should find a way to offload Willian and keep Reis Nelson, I strongly believe he has the talent and with more game time, he will deliver the goods

    1. Grandad says:

      While I continue to support our Manager, his failure to give Nelson and Martinelli regular game time disappoints me.Martinelli is the more complete player but Nelson I am sure could be more effective than either Pepe and William.Put it this way there will be a lot of interest in Nelson and for that matter, AMN and Willock who would seem to be expendible.

      1. ozziegunner says:

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  3. PJ-SA says:

    We tend to overcomplicate very simple things at our club:

    If he’s a genuine part of MA’s plans then keep him.

    If he’s not a genuine part of MA’s plans then sell him.

  4. Sean M says:

    There’s quite a lot of value in the likes of AMN, Willock and Nelson (I’d add Nketiah to the list too). Could perhaps fetch around £50m for the three. Youth teams ideally produce first team players but generating money for the club is a great secondary goal.

  5. Wyoming says:

    Reiss is not good enough for any of the top teams and mid table teams will offer no more than 2 mill although a rich club may just buy him to fill their home grown quota. We have Chambers Holding Niles Nketiah Bellerin Willock and Nelson as home grown players. So he may just be kept as a cheap invisible quota player like Chambers till others like Smith-Rowe Saka and Martnelli qualify as quota players. Then again he might decide to move on and could be used as make weight in a trade as Arsenal wrestle with the dual problem of a flat post covid market and a slew of mediocre players on top dollar who nobody wants and who won’t leave any way..

  6. Nati says:

    Mistake.
    Big Mistake.
    He didn’t get a real chance.
    He is fast, strong, and with good movements
    And verry young.
    Absolutely stupid to let him go,
    and stay with Willian.
    With Willian

  7. ahmad73 says:

    “At 21, several mid-table Premier League teams will consider him a good asset”

    Then there is no reason for him to move. He is already at a mid table team…

  8. Gunner4life says:

    His season is done now. Arteta won’t pick him. Go on loan for half a season next season Reiss then come back. A lowly prem or championship side. It’s time for consistent game time. I rate Reiss but with Willian and Pepe there he can’t get a look in.

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