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Reiss Nelson eying a place in the Arsenal first-team 0

Posted on October 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Reiss Nelson is without a doubt one of Arsenal’s brightest young prospects. In the summer, Gunners boss Unai Emery rather surprisingly decided to allow the youngster to join German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal.

Eying up a first-team spot at Arsenal

Despite his temporary summer move, Nelson is looking forward to returning to Arsenal and playing first-team football. Talking about making the move to Germany, the youngster told Talksport: “It was difficult,”

Okoflex signs for Celtic as Nelson leaves on loan 0

Posted on September 01, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Sky Sports, Celtic have completed the signing of Armstrong Okoflex, who came through the ranks of Arsenal’s academy. The 16-year-old lad signed a three-year deal with the Scottish champions and he hopes to make his first-team debut this season.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, now in charge at Celtic, spoke with Okoflex about his decision to give Raheem Sterling his first proper shot, thus proving he is not averse to giving chances to very young players. Born in Dublin, the young forward has played a few games for the Ireland U16 team, while at Arsenal he played for both U-16 and U18, but never for the first team.

Hoffenheim confirm interest in Nelson 0

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Hoffenheim have confirmed their interest in Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson, according to various reports.

Manager Julian Nagelsmann, one of the youngest head coaches in Europe, revealed as much publicly. He couldn’t say any more than that because nothing has been agreed yet and there is a lot to be discussed before anything is put on paper.

One of the most important issues to resolve first is whether the youngster would be sold or sign a new contract with Arsenal before leaving on loan, as his current deal expires next summer. His readiness to commit his long-term future to the Gunners was reported back in April, when it became known that Nelson would choose to remain at the Emirates amid interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Reiss Nelson praises Arsenal under-23 boss Freddie Ljungberg 0

Posted on August 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has been praising Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg, who is now in charge of the under-23. Nelson has been part of both the senior and the under-23 squads in recent years.

Ljungberg became the under-23 boss in June after the appointment of Unai Emery as the clubs new senior coach. The Swede is a club icon having made over 325 appearances for the Gunners and was part of the Invincibles squad.

Not just a top player

Ljungberg was a top player and underrated at times during his Gunners career. However, according to Nelson the former Arsenal midfielder is a top coach too. Talking about Ljungberg, the youngster told the Mirror: “They’re very high [Ljungberg’s demands],”

Nelson ready to sign a new contract 0

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Reiss Nelson had his full debut in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Southampton on Sunday, where he put in a decent performance.

At the age of 18, it is very important for the winger to choose his steps carefully. Amid interest from top European clubs, including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, the Evening Standard report that the youngster is ready to sign a new deal at Arsenal.

His current contract expires in the summer of 2019, and there have been negotiations between the club and the player about putting pen to paper on a fresh long-term agreement.

A few observations from Arsenal’s win over Southampton 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal beat Southampton 3-2 at the Emirates in their 32nd game of the Premier League season, courtesy of one goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace from Danny Welbeck to overrule goals from Shane Long and Charlie Austin for the Saints.

Welbeck and Iwobi

This duo can be fairly considered as a pair of squad players, the manager’s tools for when his preferred options are unavailable or need rest. With the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette fully fit and firing, they are hardly likely to get a look-in.

Get 18/1 Betting Odds on Arsenal to Beat BATE 0

Posted on December 06, 2017 by Milos Markovic

No competitive edge and no pressure.

That’s the easiest way to describe the forthcoming Europa League clash at the Emirates between Arsenal and BATE Borisov.

Having already secured top spot in their group with one game to spare, Gunners welcome the Belarusian team in this dead rubber in London that still is a fine chance for a quality run out.

Arsene Wenger is expected to rotate heavily with the likes of Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Ainsley Maitland-Niles all pushing for a starting berth.

Martin Keown heaps praise on Reiss Nelson 0

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Former-Arsenal legend Martin Keown has praised youngster Reiss Nelson after his performance in the Europa League clash with Cologne on Thursday evening. Despite the 1-0 loss, Keown clearly sees the player’s performance as a huge positive to come from the game.

It was not Arsenal’s night in Germany as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cologne via a Sehrou Guirassy penalty. The scoreline was a disappointing one, but it did not stop Arsenal from securing their place in the knock-out stages of the tournament, although it did end their run of unbeaten games in the competition.

Koln v Arsenal Europa League Preview 0

Posted on November 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have the chance to officially seal their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday night as the Gunners travel to Koln.

The Gunners are currently top of Group H and six points clear of third-place BATE Borisov, who have a vastly inferior goal difference to the visitors.

However, a point at the Rhein Energie Stadion on Thursday would officially see Arsene Wenger’s side progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

Alexis Sanchez tells budding Arsenal star how to become a top player 1

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal have seen something of an upturn in form over the last week as they have picked up three wins on the bounce.

A victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League was followed by the 5-2 thumping of Everton in the Premier League, while the Gunners claimed their third victory in a row as they snuck past Norwich 2-1 in the Carabao Cup.

While some would question whether Arsenal have faced a top quality opponent over those three games, the Gunners had to win them nonetheless, and they looked very good offensively in their victory over the Toffees.



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