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Report: Arsenal ace who has played just once this year wanted by several Bundesliga clubs

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According to a report from Football London, several German top-flight clubs including Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Arsenal ace Reiss Nelson in the summer transfer window.

The young Englishman is Arsenal through and through having been a part of the club since he was just eight years old. He has come through the ranks and many felt for a while that he was the future of our attack.

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A tricky winger with tons of pace, Nelson has the quality to succeed at the top level. He showed in his loan spell at Hoffenheim that he is ready to be a regular in the top-flight, but things haven’t been easy for him at Arsenal.

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Nelson has played just once since the turn of the year. He is nowhere near the top of Mikel Arteta’s pecking order, and even though the Arsenal boss thinks he’s a ‘special player’, there is no place for him at the moment.

The 21-year-old was given the chance to leave the club on loan in January, but he decided to stay put. Plenty of clubs showed interest in the last transfer window, and even more will want him this summer.

Nelson has experienced Bundesliga before and he was a success there. With plenty of clubs reportedly interested in him, a move to Germany might just be too hard to turn down, especially if he can’t convince Arteta to give him a chance at Arsenal.

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The Insider’s View:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Willian, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli are all ahead of Nelson in the pecking order at the moment. Even Emile Smith Rowe has featured on the flanks ahead of him which makes things difficult for the young Arsenal man.

Nelson will enter the final two years of his contract this summer. Arsenal will either have to extend it or move him on, and if recent selection decisions are anything to go by, it looks like it will be the latter.

However, extending his deal and sending him out on loan wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. He’s still only 21 and is a quality player for his age. If he performs well out on loan, we can integrate him back into the side. If not, we can sell him next year without compromising on his value.

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