Arsenal loan teenage sensation after contract renewal

Arsenal have sanctioned the departure of Reiss Nelson on a season-long loan shortly after he committed his future to the north London club on a fresh four-year contract.

The 18-year-old made his breakthrough through the previous campaign where he made 16 appearances under ex-boss Arsene Wenger, and he has now been offered the chance to further his development with German side Hoffenheim.

The England youth international has been highly regarded by the Gunners backroom staff since he made the cut with the Under 18s, and last season was learning curve for him as he was offered the opportunity to showcase his skills with the first-team.

Unlike at the youth levels, Nelson could not flourish with his strong contributions towards the scoresheet but he nevertheless impressed the vast section of the Gunners’ faithful after displaying the desire to make the most of the gametime.

Despite this, he could not make the cut under manager Unai Emery this term and he has now made the switch to Hoffenheim where he should receive the regular gametime to enhance his progress.

Aside from regular league action, the youngster should also get his first taste of Champions League football with the Bundesliga outfit and this would only better his game, given he would get to face the likes of Manchester City during the group phase.

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