Nelson, now 23, is into the very last 12 months of his Gunners agreement and apart from a spell in 2019/20, he has didn't ever have a run withinside the first-team. He spent remaining season out on mortgage with Feyenoord, in which he performed greater than 30 times, registering 4 goals.
He then again to his discern club, however overlooked the bulk of pre-season and the begin to the brand new marketing campaign with an injury. But now lower back to complete fitness, Arteta has discovered he could be maintaining a near eye at the academy graduate, whom he especially desired to go back to the club.
“After the spell he had remaining season, we desired him lower back to peer if there’s any changes,” he defined in his press convention beforehand of the sport with Bodo/Glimt. “He’s a prospect we need to take to the subsequent level.
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“I assume the ability is there, we constantly grasp in there due to the fact we see some thing in Reiss this is special. Obviously he’s a part of our academy gadget and now he’s going to have an opportunity.”
Nelson is in line to make his first look of the season towards the Norwegians on Thursday night time and Arteta has advised the flexible ahead to comprehend his danger with each hands. The Arsenal boss added: “He’s been out for nearly 3 months with an injury, however now he’s suit and equipped to play - he simply desires mins now.
“That’s what he desires to do, he desires to reveal it at the pitch. His attitude, the manner he’s matured and advanced withinside the remaining 12 months or so has been simply impressive, I assume everyone [around the club] has been speakme approximately it. Now he desires to do it at the pitch.”
However, his inclusion isn’t a signal of the Gunners taking their foot off the petal and the usage of the Europa League as recuperation time from the Premier League. Instead, Arteta goes all out to raise the club’s first European trophy considering that 1994.
"It's a opposition this is simply critical for us, we recognize how critical it's far to be on pinnacle of that group, we've pinnacle opposition and the house advantage. We must use it and that’s why the following day is so critical.”
Meanwhile, Arteta has showed that contracts for a number of the club’s brightest abilties are being labored on, with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba in line for brand spanking new deals. Fans understandably have a touch trepidation given Arsenal’s preceding for permitting contracts to run down, however Arteta insists Sporting Director Edu has all of it in hand.
“We have to devise for the destiny and we're all running on it. Edu is on pinnacle of it and all of the board. I will attempt to do matters withinside the proper manner and plan withinside the first-class feasible manner and praise the players - that during our opinion - have a massive destiny on the club. When we've some thing to announce we are able to do that.”
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