Should Arsenal Send Reiss Nelson Out On Loan Again?


Arsenal rising star Reiss Nelson is regarded as one for the future. Top German tactician Julian Nagelsmann acknowledged his potential when he signed him on loan at Hoffenheim a couple of seasons ago. If you have been participating in soccer betting on leagues from around the world, then you must know about this budding soccer talent. His loan spell at Hoffenheim was successful as the youngster managed 7 goals in the 587 minutes he featured in the Bundesliga. Arsenal, his parent club, so admired his impressive development that the then manager Unai Emery gave him a place in the first team.

His return was going well as he started the first two games of the 2019/20 season. He even bagged a goal in a League Cup match. However, his impressive start to the season was halted by a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for several months. Reiss managed to work his way back after recovering from the knee injury.
The coach tried to reintegrate him back to the starting eleven gradually, but injury stood in the way again. He got a hamstring injury that forced him to spend another 6 weeks on the sidelines. Nevertheless, he worked hard together with The Gunner’s medical team and managed 17 appearances under Unai Emery and the new manager, Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal fans and punters on Betway must have been dying to see this hot prospect continue his development this season. However, he has found game time to be limited because of the rise of other youngsters like Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe. The two have emerged as some of the key players in Arteta’s squad as they look to mount a challenge to finish among the top four in the Premier League this season.


ESR and Saka hogging the limelight

So far, the coach’s trust in Bukayo Saka has borne fruits as he has managed to inspire the Gunners into important wins this season. Because of the competition, Reiss has only featured in the Premier League twice and a few other times in the Europa League and other cup games.

Currently, Arsenal are participating in the Europa League and the EPL. As the season enters its crucial phase, there is bound to be fatigue and injuries. The number of games will increase as Arteta leads his troops to challenge for honors in Europe. In this case, the manager will have to use the squad depth deftly.

Reiss could get a chance to feature and build his confidence during the busy schedules. However, the Arsenal Academy graduates are thoroughly overshadowing him as they try to prove to the manager that they deserve to be in the first team.

This poses a dilemma for Arteta. Reiss is at a critical stage in his development. At 21, he needs more game time, and his manager cannot offer him that for now. It would be best for both parties if he were allowed to seek more game time elsewhere. A loan move would be ideal for the youngster. There were rumors that he would join a Championship Club during the winter transfer, but nothing has materialized yet. Football lovers and betting fans on Betway would agree that this is the best move for the youngster for now.

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