Reiss Nelson is set to get chances to impress Mikel Arteta this season, though he’s unlikely to start matches before the Europa League group stage.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Reiss Nelson #24 of Arsenal celebrates a goal during a Florida Cup friendly against Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on July 20, 2022. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Reiss Nelson #24 of Arsenal celebrates a goal during a Florida Cup friendly against Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on July 20, 2022. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Athletic report that they understand Reiss Nelson may get chances to impress Mikel Arteta in the coming campaign, as opposed to leaving on loan or a permanent deal.

The same report adds that it’s difficult to see Nelson starting matches before the Europa League group stage gets underway, however.

It’s the final year of Nelson’s contract and he has plenty of competition in the Arsenal first team, but he’s reportedly set to stay anyway.

Goal had reported that Feyenoord were keen on taking Reiss Nelson back this summer, but Arsenal’s preference was to sell the winger, given he’s in the final year of his contract.

That seemingly didn’t suit Feyenoord, with Fabrizio Romano claiming in May that they couldn’t afford a permanent move.

With Feyenoord therefore an unlikely destination, perhaps Arsenal have decided Nelson is most valuable staying with the squad this campaign.

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TIRANA, ALBANIA: Reiss Nelson of Feyenoord is challenged by Nicola Zalewski of AS Roma during the UEFA Conference League final match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Arena Kombetare on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Nelson’s loan to Feyenoord improved as the season went on. The 22-year-old had only made four starts in all competitions for Feyenoord by March 1st, scoring one goal and providing one assist across all his appearances to that point.

After that, he broke into the lineup. He made 14 starts, scored three goals, and assisted six, including an assist to help Feyenoord win their Europa Conference League semi-final 3-2 on aggregate.

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