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Arsenal fans react as reports claim club wants Reiss Nelson

Earlier this week Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson was linked with a loan move to Olympiacos – and the Gunners fans appear relaxed over it.

According to SDNA, the Evangelos Marinakis-owned club are keen to take the winger on a temporary deal.

Nelson made just nine appearance in all competitions last season and that isn’t enough.

At 21 he has watched the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka leapfrog him in the first-team pecking order.

Nelson has been down the Arsenal pecking order; Photo; Stuart MacFarlane; Arsenal FC; Getty Images

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The Hale End graduate needs to play first-team football and he can’t sit on the bench again next season.

Nelson enjoyed a solid loan with Hoffenheim during the 2018/19 campaign. He found the net seven times and was largely impressive.

With two years left on his deal, Arsenal have a decision to make. If they aren’t going to use him them offloading him does make sense.

The one decision they do have to make, however, is whether to let him go on loan or permanently.

Arsenal do have a bit of time and perhaps a successful loan would allow the Gunners to increase his valuation.

In total, the £15,000-a-week Nelson has played 47 times for Arsenal, scoring four times and claiming four assists.

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Arsenal fans love to see their youngsters shine in the first-team but some simply don’t make the grade.

Nelson has perhaps been unlucky not to get a bit more game time. With the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Smith Rowe growing, his prospects look slim.

Nelson in action for the Arsenal under-23 ranks; Photo; David Price; Arsenal FC; Getty Images

With that in mind, letting him go does look wise. He is only 21 and still has years ahead of him to continue developing.

Nelson has the attributes to become a hit but whether he can do it on a consistent basis remains to be seen.

Supporters have been reacting on Twitter and plenty thing a loan move is a positive idea.

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