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Reiss Nelson names the Arsenal player helping him with the mental side of football

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Reiss Nelson names the Arsenal player helping him with the mental side of football

Reiss Nelson is now back at Arsenal after spending time on loan at Hoffenheim last season – and the youngster has made a bright start to 2019/20.

Despite the club being able to boast some top-class attacking talents, Nelson has made a couple of appearances so far (both starts, although he was substituted at half-time against Burnley), suggesting he will be getting lots of game time this season from Unai Emery.

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It’s a big year for the 19-year-old, who is being trusted by the Spaniard in his first-team with Alex Iwobi being sold and Henrikh Mkhitaryan departing on loan.

The pressure is on for the teenager to prove himself as good enough, and the youngster has named the man who has been helping him deal with the mental side of playing for a big club in the Premier League.

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He told the official Arsenal website: “David Luiz is a new addition and he’s always talking to me, always talking about the mental side of football.


“You can have a bad pass or a bad shot, but you need to do this to take the risk. You need to shoot to score the goal. If it goes wide, you just need to keep going and keep your head up. I think that helps you a lot.”

TBR’s view

While he may have struggled at his new club so far on the pitch, Luiz remains a very experienced Premier League defender.

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The 32-year-old has made 163 appearances in the English top-flight and is well placed to pass on his pearls of wisdom to the younger players.

The Premier League can be something of a baptism of fire for young players trying to make the grade, so it is good that Nelson can count on the Brazilian to advise him about certain things.

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