The 20-year-old has reportedly been told he can leave Arsenal on loan before the summer transfer window closes.
Arsenal wonderkid Reiss Nelson could be on the move before the summer transfer window closes.
That’s according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
“My information is that Reiss Nelson is now available to leave Arsenal in this current transfer window on a loan basis,” he said.
Should this plan go ahead, it will be Nelson’s second loan spell away from the Emirates Stadium as he spent the 2018/2019 season in Germany with Hoffenheim.
He returned last summer and made 22 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals – including opening his Premier League account in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.
And despite netting against the same opposition in the Community Shield penalty shoot-out win last month, Nelson has failed to make either of the two matchday squads at the start of the new season.
So is a temporary exit on the cards?
Well, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has already outlined his vision for Nelson when asked about the 20-year-old’s future ahead of the West Ham United clash.
“I think they all realise the competition we have in forward positions,” Arteta said last week. “I’ve already spoken with Reiss about it and I really like the way he’s training.
“I think we both agree about how much he’s improved in the last few months and he’s going to carry on pushing himself and the rest of the team.
“He needs to be ready because in football, unfortunately, or fortunately, things don’t take three months to change, it can take three minutes and you have to be ready when that opportunity comes.
“I think if you ask any of those 27 players if they need to play, they will all say ‘Yes, of course. I need to play regularly and I need minutes.’
“But at the moment it’s just not possible playing one game a week and with this rule of just being able to have 18 players, it’s very difficult to give everyone the same minutes – impossible.”
Given the fierce competition for places on the flanks at Arsenal, a loan move could be beneficial for Nelson’s long-term development.