5 Arsenal players who have no choice but to step-up in 2024/25

  • 2023/24 was another great but trophyless season for Arsenal
  • Some players stepped up, others hid away in the shadow
  • Here are 5 Arsenal players who must step-up in 2024/25
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4. Reiss Nelson

Unless a club miraculously takes a punt on Reiss Nelson, I cannot see him leaving the club this summer. While a sale would be ideal, Arsenal must live with the fact that they tied him down to a new contract only last summer.

Reiss Nelson has started just ONE Premier League game in the last FOUR years. Therefore, he is not as Premier League experienced as it is easy to assume.

Admittedly, Reiss Nelson's lack of game-time is through little fault of his own. In fact, he plays behind one of the best players in the world, Bukayo Saka. It goes without saying that Mikel Arteta is a big fan of Bukayo Saka, hence why no Arsenal player has made more appearances under Arteta. Therefore, it is a near-impossible bar for Nelson to reach.

However, Nelson must make the most of his opportunities from the bench and in the cup next season, otherwise it is time to seriously consider a sale for the Hale End graduate.

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