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.
REISS NELSON IS A PROBLEM 🔥
The Arsenal loanee just scored with his first shot and first game for Hoffenheim. Baller. pic.twitter.com/E0J5fCcjN5
— VERSUS (@vsrsus) September 15, 2018
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.