Reiss Nelson is close to agreeing a new deal with Arsenal, saying he’s ‘delighted’ with the chance to extend his contract and that he hopes it will be done soon.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the 18 year old who made his first Premier League start in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton, said, “It’s a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I’m delighted with the contract and hopeful that I can sign it soon.
“I’ve got to thank the boss and team-mates around me.”
And he paid credit to Arsene Wenger for ensuring the academy talent is given a pathway to first team football.
“He keeps pushing the youngsters – me, Eddie and Joe – I think he has got a bright future planned for us.
“We just have to keep training well and he is always going to push us and will give us first-team football when the opportunities arise.”
It’s positive news about one of the most highly rated youngsters at the club, and following the Southampton game, the manager said he wouldn’t be signing any attacking players this summer, thus ensuring there’s room for Nelson to develop and earn a spot in the side if he performs.
We’ll obviously wait till it’s all done and dusted, but after some fears he might choose to leave and go elsewhere, this is good news.