Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson is being linked with a possible exit – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter are not happy with the speculation.
CBS Sport claims that Arsenal are willing to receive offers for the 21-year-old at the end of the season.
It is explained that the Gunners need to make a decision on the attacker’s future with his contract at the Emirates Stadium entering its final two years in the summer.
Nelson has played just nine first-team games so far this season in all competitions, with the attacker far down the pecking order under manager Mikel Arteta.
The English wide player is competing alongside the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli for a position in the senior team’s XI.
He scored in a Europa League group stage match against Molde back in November, but has played just one first-team match in 2021.
The quick winger can play on either flank and lately he’s been getting minutes in the Under-23s team, scoring in back-to-back matches at youth level against Manchester United and Chelsea.
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media believe that granting Nelson’s departure in the summer could be a big mistake and something they regret further down the line.
A couple of fans have used Serge Gnabry as a prime example, who was a fellow attacker to come out of the Arsenal academy and he’s gone on to be a sensation at Bayern Munich after the North London club let him go as a young player.
Here are some Gunners fans discussing Nelson:
Selling Reiss Nelson will be the greatest mistake Arsenal could ever make, he has the Gnabry vibes in him…..Arteta should let Willian go & give the boy a chance
— Village Headman (@samnyakudya) February 23, 2021
I’m calling in now, if we let Nelson go he will do a Gnabry. He needs to be given his chance ahead of Willian.
— BobTalksBall (@BobTalksBall) February 23, 2021
Reiss nooo he’s a talent that needs to get minutes !
— Ed BoneCharm Jingle II (@bonecharmjingle) February 23, 2021
But hopefully nelson only goes on a loan
— James⁶𓅓 (@goonerjames) February 23, 2021
As long as the Tierney wannabe leaves, absolutely fine. Probably the worst RB itl.
Reiss tho, why sell when we can loan and let him develop?
— Seth Erdene (@LEVlATHAN90) February 23, 2021
Dumfries is the man they should be lookin at. And damn Nelson being looked to be sold? 👀 https://t.co/IZXVvAY3VU
— Genna Goon (@GennaGoonAFC) February 23, 2021
Lamptey please🙏🏾…Bellerin can go. Won’t be missed🙄
Loan Nelson out, not permanent sale https://t.co/3SCJCQNc43
— AbduLHamīd (@ba_L_A) February 23, 2021
— Luis🦋 (@afcIuis) February 23, 2021
— Sonny (@AFCSonny_) February 23, 2021
He’s class, that’s seriously annoyed me
— XBen~ArsenalX (@benferns1) February 23, 2021