Reiss Nelson to make shock loan Arsenal departure

Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson is set to sign a new long-term deal – and then join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan.

The Gunners have reached an agreement with Nelson, 18, after months of talks over a new contract.His previous deal, signed in December 2016, was due to expire next summer.

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a big fan of Nelson, has high hopes for the England under-19 attacking midfielder and told him he will get his chances this season.

But Nelson is keen to play regular first-team football, something Germans Hoffenheim are willing to offer.



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They have been keen to bolster their attacking options this summer following former Gunner Serge Gnabry’s return to Bayern Munich after Hoffenheim had him on loan last season.

Nelson is rated as one of England’s best young prospects and made his Arsenal breakthrough last term.

He featured 16 times in total for the Gunners and made his full Premier League debut against Southampton in April.

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