Reiss Nelson is poised to replace Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in the first team. And Arsenal supporters expect him to take the league on his legs after impressive pre-season performance. Reiss was also rewarded with Premier League 2 Player of the Month after netting five goals in opening three fixtures of PL2.
Reiss Nelson spoke to Arsenal player ahead of Bournemouth fixture, read below ‘What he had to say’.
“It’s a great feeling,” Reiss told Arsenal Player. “Along with Joe [Willock] as well, we’re both still young players looking for the opportunity, so when things like that happen I think we’ll be ready for it and will take it with both hands.
“At the end of the day I’m a player and if the boss puts my in that position, I will do my best job for the team. At the moment I’m playing in a front three and I’m finding my goals there, and feeling really confident there.
“At the moment I’m happy to play in a front three or, if I have to do it for the team, play right wing-back as well.
“The boss said to me [on tour] to just play with freedom [at wing-back], play as I would normally play, I went out with that in mind and I think I showed that as well. For the defending that I had to do, I decided to be smart and a lot of the older boys’ encouragement helped me to do that. It went well.”