Arsenal 22-year-old winger Reiss Nelson is reportedly set to spend a couple of months on the sidelines with a quadriceps injury.
Nelson’s future has been up in the air for the past couple of months, and was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace on Friday, with the 22-year-old old aiming to reignite his Gunners career after spending the 2021-22 season on loan at Feyenoord.
Nelson helped Feyenoord reach the final of the Europa Conference League last term and registered four goals and seven assists from 32 appearances for the club in total.
Earlier on Thursday, Reiss Nelson posted an Instagram story which seemed to hint at a fresh injury, with journalist James Benge claiming that he will spend a “couple of months” out injured.
Reiss Nelson facing a couple of months on the sidelines with a quad injury, I'm told. A frustrating blow for the winger at a pivotal moment in his Arsenal career.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 11, 2022
What next for Reiss Nelson at Arsenal after injury news?
Expectation has followed the winger for much of his young career as one of Hale End’s more high-profile graduates of the late 2010s, especially after the heights he hit on loan at German club Hoffenheim in 2018-19, scoring seven Bundesliga goals as a teenager but serious niggling injury problems has slowed Reiss Nelson development.
Reiss was always ahead of Jadon – even up until this year,” their former youth coach Sayce Holmes-Lewis told Sky Sports back in 2018.
However, the two have since had two very different career paths. Sancho earned himself a £72.9million move to Manchester United – making him the second most expensive Englishman in history while Nelson has failed to hit the mark at Emirates Stadium.
The former England Under-21 international has only amassed four goals and four assists in 48 outings for the Gunners in all competitions since coming through the club’s youth ranks, which is much lower than what Gunners’ fans would have hoped for when the youngster broke into the first team back in the summer of 2017.
He was involved in pre-season under Mikel Arteta as he seeks to force his way back into the club’s first-team plans, but it remains to be seen what his latest injury means for his future.
Nelson only has not up to 12 months left on his current deal at Arsenal and will be a free agent in the summer.
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