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Report: Arsenal now want to sell 'special player'; Arteta hasn't used him since December

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According to a report from CBS Sports, Arsenal are willing to sell Reiss Nelson in the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old was very much in Mikel Arteta’s plans at the end of last season. He even started against Liverpool at home and scored to help us win against the champions back in July.

Nelson has barely played this term. He has started just four games in all competitions and hasn’t played a single minute of football since the start of December when he picked up an assist against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.

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Arsenal have a number of players ahead of the young Englishman now. Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Willian and even skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when he starts out wide are preferred over him.

The Gunners tried to send him out on loan last month but no move materialised. That seems to have hurt his chances badly as he might now go out of the door on a permanent deal in the summer.

Arsenal Insider’s view:

Many of us viewed Nelson as the future of our club, The young Englishman is rapid, has good dribbling skills and has a decent shot on him as well.

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Arteta himself is a big fan. The Arsenal boss called Nelson ‘a special player’ who can ‘eliminate’ opponents in 1v1 situations thanks to his pace and fantastic dribbling skills. (Evening Standard)

Sadly, he just can’t get into the team. He has a number of players ahead of him and none of them are expected to leave the club any time soon. That is set to force him out of the door which is a real shame.

It will be interesting to see what sort of money Arsenal demand for him. He hasn’t played a lot of senior football for us but his potential is still massive. That could help us get a good fee for him, which could then help us in our pursuit of our other targets.

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