Reiss Nelson: “Wherever football takes me, I’ll go.”

Arsenal and England youngster Reiss Nelson has lit the Bundesliga up since his loan move to Hoffenheim during the summer transfer window.  The 18-year-old has managed to bag himself  five goal contributions (4 goals, 1 assist) in five Bundesliga matches which includes a brace against 1. FC Nürnberg. 

The forward has had England and Arsenal fans buzzing with his performances on social media which has straight away thrown his immediate future into the limelight. Nelson was asked by bundesliga.com: You’re currently on a one-year loan deal at Hoffenheim from Arsenal. Will you be extending that stay?

Nelson: “At the moment I’m very happy here. I’m playing, I’m scoring, but I’m an Arsenal player at the end of the day, so I have to stay and do my job here, then wherever football takes me I’ll go.”

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The London born winger spoke more about his parent club when he went onto compare his current manager Julian Nagelsmann to his former boss Arsène Wenger. Nelson said: “They give youth a chance like Arsenal do, bringing young talents through like Jack Wilshere. It’s the same with the boss here. He gives opportunities to young players and he has belief in them.”

Nelson is in a recent splurge of young English talent that has made a move away from the Premier League to gain regular football to help develop. His best friend Jadon Sancho is the other most notable player to leave the Premier League in a bid to gain more minutes. Nelson is currently on a one year loan deal away from the Gunners and is due to return to the Emirates at the end of the 2018/19 season.

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