With his contract up at the end of this season, every opportunity comes with a little bit of added pressure for Reiss Nelson at the moment & my word is he delivering despite that pressure.
Pressure makes diamonds and Reiss Nelson produced a sparkling moment in the 97th minute on Saturday afternoon.
Entering the pitch with Arsenal 2-1 down to Bournemouth, Reiss Nelson had the perfect impact on the game. An assist for Ben White’s equaliser made it 2-2, and late in injury time he produced a rocket from the edge of the box which left the Arsenal fans delirious.
The Emirates erupted like it never has before & Reiss Nelson produced a moment that will live long in his & the Arsenal fans memories forever, yet the players’ contract situation remains unresolved.
Fabrizio Romano has previously reported that Nelson’s future will be decided soon, adding that the 23-year-old would love to stay in North London.
Talks are set to continue over a new contract for the remainder of the season & if Reiss keeps producing moments like he did on the weekend then there’s no doubt Mikel Arteta will want the player as part of his squad beyond this season.
There’s many Premier League interested in the 23-year-old, as well as Championship leaders Burnley, and Nelson has also received offers from clubs in France, Germany, and Italy.
Despite the interest from around Europe, Reiss Nelson is determined to secure a new deal at his boyhood club & his full focus remains on Arsenal until the end of the season & hopefully beyond.
Reiss Nelson speaking previously on his contract situation:
“Of course I want to stay. I’ve been here since I was eight and Arsenal is all I know. I’m only a couple of minutes from the stadium, all my family is there. So of course I’d love to stay. To be playing, even in games just like this I’m delighted. Of course, injuries are just a minor setback, but of course, I just look towards the future and hopefully, I can play many more years at the club.
As an Arsenal fan, I’m just delighted with the result. It’s a great moment for me. I have been here all my life and it means a lot to me. I’m just happy. I’m delighted.”
Reiss Nelson has three goals and two assists in just 84 Premier League minutes this campaign & is yet to start a single league game so far this season. Despite the lack of game time, the academy graduate is certainly making his case for a new contract.
Reiss Nelson is expected to start on Thursday night away at Sporting in the Europa League which will represent another opportunity for Arsenal’s number 24 to prove himself once again.