Reiss Nelson contract latest as Mikel Arteta praises Arsenal man for last minute goal against Bournemouth

The Arsenal forward came on and made an immediate impact against Bournemouth, recording an assist and scoring last minute winner as the Gunners won 3-2.
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The 23-year-old had been sidelined since December with a thigh injury he sustained in a friendly against Juventus.

Nelson, a Hale End academy graduate, featured heavily during the mid-season friendlies where he scored against AC Milan, but has been pushed further down the pecking order after the arrival of Leandro Trossard in January.

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Speaking after Nelson’s last minute winner against Bournemouth, Mikel Arteta said:

"They never gave up. There is nothing like sharing those great moments with your people.

“I'm so happy for him [Nelson]."

LondonWorld understands that more than three Premier League teams and multiple European sides have expressed interest in Nelson, whose current contract expires this summer.

Crystal Palace and Brentford were among the teams who enquired about Nelson last summer, with the winger keen on extending his stay in north London.

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When asked if he wants to stay at Arsenal, Nelson told football.london:

“Of course! I’ve been here since I was eight and Arsenal is all I know. I’m only a couple of minutes from the stadium, all my family is there. So of course I’d love to stay.”

“I’ve said a few times, I’ve been here since I was eight and I’m 23 now so I’ve been here a long time and I’m Arsenal through and through.

“So to be playing, even in games just like this I’m delighted. Of course, injuries are just a minor setback, but of course, I just look towards the future and hopefully, I can play many more years at the club.”

Nelson joined Arsenal’s academy aged nine and he is one of several players yet to commit his long-term future to the club.

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