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Reiss Nelson speaks out after completing loan move from Arsenal to Feyenoord


Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson has joined Feyenoord on a temporary basis (Picture: Feyenoord.com)

Reiss Nelson says he ‘can’t wait to get started’ on loan at Feyenoord, with the Eredivisie outfit ‘ticking all the right boxes’ for him this summer.

The 21-year-old winger has struggled for regular playing time at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta and completed a deadline day switch to join Feyenoord on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

It’s Nelson’s second spell away from boyhood club Arsenal after an impressive loan with Hoffenheim back in 2018/19 and the England Under-21 international will no doubt be hoping to make a similar impact in the Netherlands.

The youngster, who joined Arsenal’s academy at the age of nine, has also extended his contract at the Emirates until 2023.

The youngster will be with Feyenoord until the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

Speaking to Feyenoord’s official website, a confident-sounding Nelson said he was relishing the chance to showcase his talent in a ‘young attacking team’ led by head coach Arne Slot.

‘I’ve seen a lot of great players, a lot of players I feel that I can link up with and make great partnerships with,’ the Arsenal academy product said.

‘It’s a young attacking team with a great manager that wants to play football so it’s ticking all the right boxes for me.

‘It’s amazing. It’s my first time here at the stadium and I’m struck by how big it is and how nice the stadium is and I just can’t wait to play.

‘I feel like I will bring a lot to the team with goals, assists and link-up play.’

Nelson ‘can’t wait to get started’ at Feyenoord (Picture: Getty)

Nelson revealed that Feyenoord made their interest known right back at the start of the summer transfer window.

‘There’s been a lot of conversations. They began at the start of the transfer window and the conversations were very positive,’ he added.

‘They see me as a good player that they want to develop and help and go in the right direction so for me, that’s always the place I wanted to be and feel comfortable so I was happy to get the deal done.

‘I was blown away by how nice the training ground is. It’s a great place to develop.

‘I can’t wait to get started, can’t wait to use the facilities and get ready.’

Nelson was left frustrated last term after being limited to just two substitute appearances by Arteta in the Premier League.

Since breaking into the Gunners’ first-team back in 2017, the Englishman has scored four goals in 48 appearances for the north London club.


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