Arsenal have offered winger Reiss Nelson a new four year deal.
The 24 year old is out of contract this summer, and has had a host of offers from other clubs, both in the Premier League and from abroad.
However, the Gunners are now hoping to extend his stay until 2027 with the offer of a new contract.
Nelson has been dogged by injuries during his time in North London, but has featured more prominently this season, making 17 appearances in all competitions, and scoring three Premier League goals, including the late winner against Bournemouth.
He may need convincing about the amount of game time he can expect going forward, but the club are hoping that he can provide the much needed back-up to Bukayo Saka – who has finally signed his own new contract.
Given that the transfer budget this summer seems ear-marked primarily for upgrading the midfield, signing him to a new contract is a cheaper internal solution to more expensive alternatives.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.