On-loan Hoffenheim star admits desire to become a legend at Arsenal

Date published: Wednesday 14th November 2018 3:00

Reiss Nelson has affirmed his desire to become a top player at Arsenal, despite enjoying a successful loan spell so far at Hoffenheim.

Nelson, 18, moved to Germany on a season-long loan at the end of August and has already hit four goals in just five league appearances for his new club.

After calling up Jadon Sancho recently and handing him his debut, England boss Gareth Southgate is believed to be keeping tabs on Nelson, who has made three Premier League appearances for Arsenal.

Despite his success in Germany, Nelson appears to still have his heart set on becoming a Gunners star.

“Arsenal are my boyhood club,” he said.

“I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years. I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident.

“I didn’t think I was a man, but now I’m feeling stronger and I think a couple more months or even a year in Hoffenheim will make me strong and give me the belief and confidence to go back to Arsenal and do very good there.

“I want to be an Arsenal legend.”

Unai Emery was recently asked about the chance of recalling Nelson, but straight-batted suggestions he will return early.

“At the moment we don’t speak about that,” he said.

“With Reiss, we are very happy with him at the moment. We follow him every match. We are thinking how he can help us in the future.”


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