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Reiss Nelson has thrown his Arsenal future into doubt in a latest interview where he said “wherever football takes him he’d go”.
Arsenal winger Nelson has revealed that he’s waiting on Arsenal to determine his future at his loan club Hoffenheim, according to the Daily Express.
The youngster has been very impressive on loan at the Bundesliga side, scoring four times in just five appearances this season, including two from the bench.
Nelson has revealed that he is enjoying life in Germany but would want to see what the Gunners think about his progress so far before deciding whether he’ll stay beyond the season with Hoffenheim.
“I’m liking the Bundesliga,” he said. “There’s a lot of top, top defenders that you come across.
“It was always going to be a challenge so when I got the offer to come out here I was excited, knowing it was going to be such a big challenge for me.
“As a person and as a player, I wanted to take the next step.
“At the moment I’m very happy here. I’m playing, I’m scoring, but I’m an Arsenal player at the end of the day, so I have to stay and do my job here, then wherever football takes me I’ll go.“
The 18-year-old was expected to feature in the first team at Arsenal this season after a very impressive pre-season, but new boss Unai Emery elected to send him on loan to the Bundesliga to gain more first team experience and establish himself.
“It’s a very big chance for him and the level there is important,” Emery said.
“We think, because he is very young, he needs to take a new level to play, a new level also to get minutes, to get experience.
“It’s for that reason we were speaking at the club with the coaches about this possibility and also, with him, we decided together: club, coaches and the player.
“It’s a good chance for him to get minutes in and play, and then come back with us because he signed a new contract with us.”
He has certainly impressed the fans so far, with some calling for his early recall in January, and with a number of first team stars set to run out their contracts this season, he will certainly get his first team chance if he continue to impress in Germany.