Arsenal could allow winger Reiss Nelson to leave on loan in January.
Nelson has become a fringe player under Mikel Arteta, and despite having signed a contract extension that ties him to the club until 2027 – with the option of a further year – there is an acceptance that he needs regular first-team football.
The academy graduate is no stranger to loan moves – he had a successful spell in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, and also spent time with Feyenoord, and helped them reach the Europa League final.
The Gunners do not want to lose Nelson, who is a self-confessed Arsenal fan, on a permanent basis.
However, given that there were multiple clubs interested in him before he committed to a new long-term deal, the hope is that one of them will be interested enough to acquire his services on a shorter-term basis and help develop his game.
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