Reiss Nelson is confident he will make it back from injury in time for the FA Cup final, though he’s likely to miss the visit from Watford.
Football.London report that the injury Reiss Nelson picked up earlier this week isn’t ‘excessively severe’, and he’s hoping to rejoin training after the Watford game.
This would mean missing the end of the Premier League season, but possibly making it back in time for the FA Cup final. Nelson is reportedly ‘confident’ he’ll be available for the game.
It’s the 20-year-old’s first chance to feature in a senior final. He missed out on both the League Cup and Europa League finals in recent years. However, he has played at Wembley before, coming off the bench late in the Community Shield win over Chelsea.
The teenage winger scored his first Premier League goal in his last game against champions Liverpool. He also has a goal and an assist in his two appearances in the FA Cup this season. Albeit against lower-league Portsmouth and Leeds United.
It would certainly suit Arsenal better to have Nelson available as an alternative to Nicolas Pepe than playing a striker out wide as they did against Aston Villa. But we’ll just have to see how Nelson’s injury recovery progresses this week.