‘I Want To Become An Arsenal Legend’ – Reiss Nelson Quashes Exit Rumours

By The Editor
on 14th November 2018

Reiss Nelson has made his intentions clear…


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Reiss Nelson has made it clear that he intends to return to Arsenal after his loan spell at Hoffenheim ends and that his long-term goal is to become a Gunners great, BBC Football reports.

Nelson signed a new long-term contract before joining the Bundesliga which indicated that he still does believe that his can make his mark at the club.

The England U21 international has scored six goals in seven league appearances and is now under the microscope of European football fans.

However, due to his friendship with Jadon Sancho – who left Manchester City permanently at an early age and his now flying high at Borussia Dortmund – many seem to assume Nelson’s path will be similar.

Speaking to BBC’s David Ornstein, Nelson made it clear his objective is to return to the club and make a significant impression.

Arsenal are my boyhood club,” the blistering forward said.

I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years.

“I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident.

“I didn’t think I was a man, but now I’m feeling stronger and I think a couple more months or even a year in Hoffenheim will make me strong and give me the belief and confidence to go back to Arsenal and do very good there.

“I want to be an Arsenal legend. And, for England, it’s the best. You can’t beat playing for your country I don’t think.”

Manchester City and Arsenal are too different clubs with different values. Here, Nelson can clearly see a progression plan into the first team right from the youth squad.

In recent years, Jack Wilshere, Hector Bellerin, Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitlaing-Niles have all made that step, with the latter three now bonafide first-team players.

When he returns, be it January or June, Nelson will have it in him to fight for his place.