Reiss Nelson says his injury rehabilitation is done and he’s back in training, returning to action sooner than originally reported.

Reiss Nelson back in training via his Instagram story
Reiss Nelson back in training via his Instagram story

As above, Reiss Nelson posted on his Instagram story on Saturday to confirm he’s back in training and his injury rehabilitation is done.

The winger featured in Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad on the opening day of the season, but he’s missed out on the subsequent seven squads in all competitions following a quad injury.

Initially, reports suggested Nelson was set to miss a couple of months of action, but after just over one month, he appears to be nearing a competitive return.

The international break will help, with Nelson able to continue to build his fitness and sharpness for a couple more weeks before the first team next play. He could even join the u21s for one of their two games next week.

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

Nelson was one player linked with a potential exit ahead of the summer transfer window, particularly considering his Arsenal contract expires in 2023.

But the winger remained in North London beyond last week’s deadline, and The Athletic report that he’s been assured he will get the chance to compete for a place at Arsenal once he’s fit again.

Despite the obvious assumption that Nelson’s injury prevented him from leaving in the summer window, reports suggest this was always the plan for this season.

James Benge told the Arseblog podcast that Nelson was planning to stay at Arsenal for the coming months even before his injury.

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