Reiss Nelson ‘set to pull off Arsenal U-turn by agreeing new four-year contract with Gunners’ despite interest from Brighton and AC Milan
- Reiss Nelson is reportedly close to agreeing a new contract with Arsenal
- Winger is set to stay at the Gunners despite interest from Brighton and AC Milan
- Nelson scored a memorable late winner against Bournemouth this season
Reiss Nelson is reportedly set to sign a new four-year contract with Arsenal after making a U-turn.
Nelson’s current deal expires at the end of June and he has rejected two offers from the Gunners to extend his contract.
However, as reported by The Athletic, the winger is close to agreeing a new deal despite interest from Brighton and AC Milan.
The 23-year-old is set to be followed by Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale, who both recently signed new deals.
A product of Arsenal’s academy, Nelson made 65 senior appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.
Winger Reiss Nelson is reportedly set to sign a new four-year contract with Arsenal
Nelson is ready to stay at Mikel Arteta’s side despite interest from Brighton and Milan
The most memorable of those came earlier this season when he scored a dramatic late winner after coming off the bench in Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Bournemouth.
A highly-rated academy player, Nelson has endured struggles with injuries since breaking into the first-team squad at Arsenal, while he has also had loan spells at Hoffenheim and Feyenoord.
Nelson has often featured as a substitute in recent games for Arsenal, although he missed the defeat at Nottingham Forest due to illness.
Ahead of Saka or Gabriel Martinelli in the pecking order at Arsenal will be a very difficult task for Nelson, but he could be a useful member of the squad as Mikel Arteta’s side look to qualify for the Champions League.
Arsenal, who missed out on the Premier League title at Manchester City, conclude their campaign on Sunday with a home game against Wolves.
Nelson scored a memorable late winner in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth in March
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