Reiss Nelson is likely to get a chance to impress with Arsenal this season, after previous rumours suggested he’d leave the club this summer.
The Athletic report that Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson is likely to have the opportunity to impress in North London this season, rather than going on loan or leaving in a permanent transfer.
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.
Nelson has featured in both of Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures so far, and there’s nothing to suggest he won’t be involved in the U.S. tour starting later this week.
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.
Nelson’s loan to Feyenoord this season wasn’t exclusively positive, but it certainly trended in the right direction.
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.