Arsenal have opened new contract talks with Reiss Nelson after his match-winning heroics kept their Premier League title hopes alive.
The 20-year-old scored the only goal of the game as the Gunners beat Leicester City 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. It was his fourth goal of the season and his first since October, and it was enough to keep Arsenal in the hunt for a top-four finish.
The result was a huge boost for Mikel Arteta’s side, and it was made even sweeter by the fact that it was Nelson who scored the decisive goal. The youngster has been a regular in the Arsenal side this season, and his performance against Leicester was a reminder of his potential.
Nelson’s current contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, and the club are keen to tie him down to a new deal. Talks have already begun between the two parties, and it is believed that the Gunners are willing to offer the winger a long-term contract.
The England Under-21 international has been with Arsenal since he was a schoolboy, and he has made over 50 appearances for the club since making his debut in 2017. He has also been a regular in the England youth set-up, and he was part of the squad that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
Nelson has been linked with a move away from Arsenal in recent months, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in signing him. However, it appears that the Gunners are keen to keep hold of the youngster, and they are now hoping to tie him down to a new deal.
If Nelson does sign a new contract, it will be a huge boost for Arsenal. The youngster has shown glimpses of his potential this season, and he could be a key player for the Gunners in the years to come. He has the ability to become one of the best players in the Premier League, and Arsenal will be hoping that he can fulfil his potential at the Emirates Stadium.