Arsenal will let Danny Welbeck leave next summer to allow the club to make more signings and give Reiss Nelson a chance, according to reports.
The Times, who were the ones to break the news that Arsenal wouldn’t be offering Welbeck a new deal, claim that Unai Emery’s reasoning for letting both Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey go is to free up resources for new signings, as well as creating room in the squad for the likes of Reiss Nelson.
Nelson’s start to his loan spell in Germany caught everyone’s attention, with six goals and an assist in his first seven league appearances. However, he’s yet to get a run in the starting XI, making the vast majority of his appearances from the bench so far. That’s particularly true in the Champions League, where he hasn’t been given his first start.
Julian Nagelsmann explained earlier this week that he’s using the 18-year-old sparingly because Nelson “still has room for improvement defensively”. The Hoffenheim boss doesn’t feel he can take the risks associated with the winger’s inclusion from the start, despite all the goals he scores.
As long as Nelson can work on that side of his game throughout the year, he may well come back ready for a shot at Premier League football with Arsenal. We’ll have to wait and see.