Arsenal: Gunners ‘in talks’ over new Reiss Nelson contract
The Daily Mail journalist Sami Mokbel says that Arsenal are ‘in talks’ over a new contract for Reiss Nelson.
The Lowdown: Emirates hero
Nelson was a hero at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon as he scored a last-minute winner to ensure that Arsenal beat AFC Bournemouth 3-2 and take another vital three points in the Premier League.
The result kept the Gunners five points clear at the top of the table, after Manchester City had beaten Newcastle United 2-0 at home in the lunchtime kick-off.
The Latest: Contract talks
Taking to Twitter, Mokbel says that the Gunners are ‘in talks’ with Nelson over a new deal, and there is ‘positivity from all sides’ that it can be agreed:
“Arsenal in talks with Saturday’s hero Reiss Nelson over new contract. Positivity from all sides that a deal can be agreed. Nelson’s current deal is expiring, but Arsenal believe he is keen to stay.”
The Verdict: Deserved
A new contract for Nelson is fully deserved after the impact that team made off of the bench on Saturday.
Not only did he score, but he also provided an assist, making it five goal contributions in just three Premier League appearances so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Nelson has shown that he can make an impression when called upon, and given the injuries in Arsenal’s frontline at the moment, with Leandro Trossard joining Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah on the sidelines, the Englishman could prove to be a key player in this next set of fixtures for the North Londoners.