Ahead of the January transfer window, Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson is reportedly a target for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sevilla. The 24-year-old has found himself in the fringes of the squad despite reportedly being highly regarded by Mikel Arteta.
Nelson made a brief cameo against West Ham in the 2-0 defeat on Thursday and continues to find himself down the pecking order. The lack of consistent playing time has fueled speculation about his future at the Emirates Stadium.
According to sources at CBS Sports, Premier League rivals Wolves and La Liga side Sevilla are leading the race to secure the services of the academy graduate in January. Both clubs are reportedly eyeing a loan move for Nelson, with Wolves manager Gary O’Neil eager to bolster his squad after a good start to the season at Molineux.
While there is genuine interest from these clubs, it is worth noting that, at present, Nelson is inclined to stay and fight for his place in North London. The midfielder’s commitment to Arsenal, however, faces the challenge of a crowded squad and fierce competition for spots.
Reiss Nelson, who had notable moments for the Gunners last season, finds himself at a crossroads in his career. Despite the frustration of limited opportunities, the 24-year-old remains determined to make an impact at Arsenal. The looming question is how much longer he can endure a peripheral role without regular game time.
He was awarded with a new long term contract in July and Arteta spoke of his admiration for the player.
Arteta said: “Reiss is a player I have admired since the first day I was here. He has tremendous ability and is such an exciting offensive talent. Reiss knows how important he is to our squad with the quality he has.
“It’s great that Reiss has committed his future to us – he knows this club so well, he grew up here and we look forward to enjoying many more good moments with him.”
With Wolves providing a potential lifeline, Nelson could seize the opportunity to work under a manager who has steered the club to unexpected success this season. At this stage in his career, Nelson’s priority should be securing regular playing minutes, and a move to a club like Wolves could offer the platform he needs.