Mikel Arteta has admitted in his most recent press conference that Arsenal were looking to get Reiss Nelson more experience by sending him out on loan for the duration of this Premier League campaign. Nelson has struggled for game time so far under Arteta despite being impressive in these infrequent appearances and supposedly training at a very high level as well. Arteta admitted though that the competition in those wide areas within the Arsenal squad would make it difficult for Reiss to play as much as the manager would like.
However, Arteta said that Nelson did not mind this competition and was instead prepare to stay at the club and try and force his way into Arteta’s plans. The gaffer said “we had a few plans in mind with Reiss, one of them was to send him out on loan to get more minutes because of the competition we have upfront. The reality is that he’s been really good in training, he wants to stay here and fight for his place.”
Many fans have high hopes for Nelson to really kick on this season, however this relies on him taking his chances when Arteta allows him to play. Hopefully tonight can be a good opportunity for that tonight against Irish outfit, Dundalk FC.
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