Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson has underlined his passion for the club and his desire to prove himself to Unai Emery next season, according to the Times.
Nelson scored for the England Under-21 team in their 3-3 draw against Croatia on Monday after spending last term on loan at Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim, but wants to be at the Emirates Stadium next season.
He said: “I want to go back to Arsenal and play. I am Arsenal through and through. I support Arsenal. All my family support them. That’s an interaction I have with the fans. It’s a good thing.
“They support a lot of the young talent coming up through Arsenal. It’s good. I have a more mature role. I look to play link-up play, one v ones. I’m more mature.”
Given Arsenal’s problems in other areas and relative lack of funds, it would be criminal if Unai Emery didn’t give Nelson the chance in the first team at his boyhood club.
Arsenal need more pace out wide and they need more players with intense pride in the shirt and Nelson ticks both boxes – Gunners fans would surely love to see him get a real crack of the whip next term.
Nelson has the quality to save Arsenal millions and provide moments of excitement for a fanbase who are growing ever more agitated about their side’s lack of signings.