Reiss Nelson Confirms He’ll Be at Arsenal Next Season After Proving Himself in Germany

"I’m going to be ready for next season. I want to get to the very top."

April 11th 2019

Reiss Nelson is returning to North London.

The 19-year-old is coming towards the end of his season-long loan spell in the Bundesliga, and with his attention now fixing on 2019/20, Nelson has confirmed he sees his immediate future with Arsenal.

The forward joined Hoffenheim with a view to gaining valuable minutes in one of Europe’s elite leagues and he’s been largely successful, making 18 league appearances and scoring six goals.

In a new interview with The Telegraph, Reiss Nelson looked back on the last year and reaffirmed his desire to figure in Arsenal’s first team next season:

“If I wasn’t aiming to break into the Arsenal first team, that wouldn’t be the correct mindset. I need to go there with that mindset of breaking into that team.

I’ve done a year loan in Germany which has had ups and downs, but I’m going to be ready for next season. I want to get to the very top.”

After a bright start in Germany, Nelson has suffered with injuries in the second half of the season and was dropped for one game following a disciplinary issue – but he’s definitely proved his potential to be amongst the goals in Europe’s biggest games.

He’s also made a positive impact with England in 2018/19, scoring on his debut for U21s before a becoming a regular at that level.

Reiss Nelson is part of a new generation of ballers ready to take English football to the next level.