Arsenal’s Hale End graduate and fan favourite is wanted by Brighton

  • Reiss Nelson is wanted by Brighton and Hove Albion this summer
  • He is under contract until 2027
  • Should Arsenal consider selling him?

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Arsenal have big plans in the summer transfer window. However, to make room in the squad, fans must unfortunately open up to the idea of player sales. After all, it is impossible to keep a massive squad happy - Just look at what happened to the small club down the road, Chelsea.

With that in mind, there are some obvious names which spring to mind that Arsenal should consider selling. However, there are some sentimental names which fans may not like to see go. Reiss Nelson is one of those sentimental players but unfortunately, he could be on his way out this summer.

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Arsenal’s Hale End graduate and fan favourite is wanted by Brighton

According to TEAMTALK, Brighton and Hove Albion are keen to bring in Reiss Nelson, who may be ready for the next chapter in his career. Brighton have been known admirers of Nelson for some time, including in the summer when they attempted a signing. Nelson, though, penned a new deal at the Emirates in the summer, after being promised more game time.

Approaching the closing chapter of the season, it's safe to say that promise was not kept. In fact, Reiss Nelson has not started a single Premier League game this season. Therefore, it would be understandable if he is open to joining Roberto De Zerbi, since he would get more game time on the South Coast.

The Seagulls have been making serious moves in the Premier League over the last few years. They have developed into a fine young team, coached by one of the greatest tactical minds in the world. Therefore, Nelson would be in safe hands but I cannot help feeling like this could be a sale Arsenal might regret.

Whenever he's given the opportunity, Nelson has been an exceptional forward. He excels with his dribbling ability and being comfortable in possession. His creative skills have also been perfected in recent times, making it clear why he's a fan favourite. Oh, THAT goal last season might've helped, too.


Would you be open to selling Reiss Nelson in the summer?