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Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson dealt blow amid efforts to carve out regular playing time

The young attacker is set for a spell on the treatment table


Arsenal star Reiss Nelson has this week seen his ongoing efforts to finally piece together a consistent run of game-time as part of the club’s first-team setup dealt a fresh blow.

Wide-man Nelson, of course, sealed a return to north London this summer.

On the back of a solid stint in the Eredivisie with Feyenoord, which saw him notch four goals and seven assists across all competitions, the 22-year-old was afforded a fresh chance to impress with his parent club in pre-season.

In turn, after finding the net during a meeting with Orlando City, and with Arsenal’s pursuit of Raphinha having since come up short, murmurs had begun to spread that Nelson could be utilised by Mikel Arteta as a backup option, capable of lining out on both flanks, over the course of the season ahead.

Any such hopes on the part of the Hale End product, though, have today been dealt a blow.

This comes owing to confirmation that Nelson is set for an imminent spell on the sidelines.

As per journalist James Benge, the former England youth international is facing up to ‘a couple of months’ out of action, after picking up a quad injury in training.

It now remains to be seen whether Nelson’s problem culminates in the transfer team at the Emirates stepping up their pursuit of reinforcements out wide.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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