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Report: Arsenal will listen to offers for their 21-year-old attacker

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Report: Arsenal will listen to offers for their 21-year-old attacker

Arsenal will reportedly be prepared to listen to offers for the sale of their youngster Reiss Nelson.

According to CBS Sport, the Gunners are open to receiving bids for the 21-year-old attacker.

The London-born winger will be entering the final two years of his contract in the summer and a decision will need to be made on his future.

Nelson, who was developed in the Arsenal academy, is a highly-rated talent that has made 47 appearances for the club and previously had a great loan spell in Germany with Hoffenheim.

But this season the quick wide player has featured in just nine first-team games and struggled to make a big impression under manager Mikel Arteta.

 

Despite speculation about his future, it’s worth noting that senior Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette described him as a “big talent” last season after he scored in a Premier League 2-1 win over champions Liverpool

“He is a big talent and does a lot of work behind [the scenes]. I trust in him, he is working a lot in every training session and today he had the chance to start and I am really happy for him because I think he deserves it,” Lacazette said in July 2020, as quoted by Arsenal’s official website.

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TBR’s View:

If Arsenal do sell Nelson at the end of the season, it’s a decision they could live to regret as they’ve seen first-hand with Serge Gnabry what can happen to young talents that are moved on.

Nelson has played Under-23s football in recent weeks to keep his fitness up and right now it looks like unlikely that he’ll break back into Arteta’s first-team plans.

He’s a versatile wide player that has pace, trickery and directness, but needs some more regular senior minutes to help his development and perhaps a loan next year would be best for all parties.

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