Arsenal will be open to offers for midfielder Reiss Nelson in the summer transfer window, according to a report from CBS Sports.

The 21-year-old has failed to break into the Gunners’ first team on a regular basis.

Nelson has played just two Premier League matches this season and found most of his success in the academy ranks at Arsenal over the years.

Across all competitions this season, including Premier League 2, the 21-year-old has scored three goals in 12 outings.

His most senior minutes have come in the Europa League, where he has made four appearances and registered one goal and one assist.

Such rare exposure to first-team football is likely to leave Nelson reconsidering his future anyway.

 

The Englishman has already tasted top-flight football in the Bundesliga, when he was sent on loan to Hoffenheim in 2019.

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Nelson – bright future in the Bundesliga

Given his success in Germany’s top division, it would make a great deal of sense for Nelson to return to the Bundesliga.

During his time at Hoffenheim, he made 29 league outings and notched seven goals and one assist.

Nelson also enjoyed his first exposure to Europa League football, getting 112 minutes in total for the German side.

Germany is proving a good home for English players to learn their craft. Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham are just two of Gareth Southgate’s emerging young players earning a living in the Bundesliga.

The best thing for a young player to develop is gaining top-level minutes and experience.

With that in mind, it seems a given that Nelson will look for another club in the summer. One that will give him the game time he desires – and needs.

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