Arsenal fans have reacted to the news that winger Reiss Nelson is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury.
The 19-year-old has been forced to withdraw from the England U21 squad in order to recuperate.
The issue is not believed to be serious, and the Evening Standard report he will likely be out until November. It will come as a big frustration for Nelson who has caught the eye for the Gunners this year.
The ace has the backing of manager Unai Emery to contribute for the first-team in 2019/20, after spending last season on loan at Hoffenheim.
He has already made six appearances for the club, and fans have been encouraged by the youngster’s start.
But he will now be forced to watch on from the sidelines, with the likes of Bukayo Saka and new signing Gabriel Martinelli set to fight it out for game time.
Third-placed Arsenal are just one point behind Manchester City now in the Premier League, and have a favourable run of fixtures to come between now and early December.
Arsenal fans react
Many Gunners supporters were frustrated to hear of Nelson’s injury on social media:
— R2️⃣4️⃣ (@felixfleming4) 8 October 2019
Come back stronger Reiss!💪🏻
— Harry (@HarryRawlo1) 8 October 2019
Get well soon Reiss… come back stronger 💪🙌
— Jameca (@InEmeryWeTrust2) 8 October 2019
Just started to look good aswell
— The Grecian Gooner (@leongallienne) 8 October 2019
Big chance for Bukayo77
— Mr.Ash (@MrAsh89) 8 October 2019
— Rutger van der Hulst (@rutger_hulst) 8 October 2019
More game time for saka and martinelli then
— BW (@AceAdzz) 8 October 2019
Sad for Reiss Nelson, should be back in time for the new manager though which will be top stuff.
Far too creative to be allowed to play for Unai Emery.
— Woz (@WozAfc) 8 October 2019
Come back stronger than ever, @ReissNelson9. Want to see you fighting for that starting place. 🤛
— Bruised Bananana ☻ (@bruisedbananana) 9 October 2019
— 893 (@ty_durden7) 8 October 2019
He will come back stronger 💪
— Usismama (@Usismamayo) 8 October 2019
— Walter (@StansRanch) 8 October 2019