Wenger on how Nelson can profit from Chamberlain’s little door

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Newly crowned Premier League 2 Player of the Month Reiss Nelson is one of the brightest prospects at youth level, and many have tipped him to make the breakthrough this season.

With EFL Cup and Europa League football requiring the manager to rotate his squad, the 17 year old is likely to get chances, and Arsene Wenger has been expanding on where he sees him fit into the team.

“Reiss can be one of the three strikers, he can be a wing-back,” he said.

“The only thing that you would say is that he is more of an offensive-minded player than a defensive-minded player, but then he has to learn that part of the job as well.

“He has a good engine and he’s a good dribbler as well, he can pass people, unbalance defences, open defences.

“Overall, I believe he has a good spirit and always wants to learn. The fact that Chamberlain left opens a little door for him, that’s one of the possibilities for him.”

It will be interesting to see where exactly he fits. The wing-back role may offset some of his stronger attacking qualities, but if Arsenal did revert to a back four – something we speak about on today’s Arsecast – a position further forward is certainly something he could have a good go at.

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