Reiss Nelson Set to Extend Arsenal Contract Amidst Breakthrough in Negotiations
In an exciting development for Arsenal fans, reports suggest that Reiss Nelson is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club.
Nelson’s current deal is set to expire next month, but it seems that an agreement is imminent to keep the young talent at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.
Throughout the 2022/23 season, Nelson saw limited playing time under manager Mikel Arteta. He started just five games across various competitions, with all of his 11 Premier League appearances coming off the bench.
However, Nelson made a lasting impression when given the chance, most notably with his last-minute winning goal against Bournemouth in March.
With three goals and two assists in just 204 minutes of Premier League action, Nelson’s impact has been highly impressive and has not gone unnoticed by the club.
Arsenal has been keen to secure his services for an extended period, but the player’s future had been uncertain due to interest from other clubs in England and abroad.
According to the Daily Mail, there has been a significant breakthrough in contract negotiations, indicating that Nelson will extend his stay at the Emirates.
This news will be welcomed by Arsenal faithful, as the 23-year-old has been with the club since joining the Hale End academy at the age of nine.
The report further suggests that Nelson’s new contract will come with a substantially increased salary compared to his current £60,000-per-week deal.
Despite his limited opportunities under Arteta, Nelson has always expressed a preference to remain in north London.
The anticipated contract extension will keep Nelson at Arsenal until 2027, barring any unforeseen complications. In doing so, the winger has turned down interest from clubs such as Brighton, Fulham, Aston Villa, and AC Milan, demonstrating his commitment to the Gunners.
Last October, Arteta expressed his confidence in Nelson’s abilities, labeling him as “special” following his loan spell with Feyenoord in the 2021/22 season.
The Arsenal manager highlighted the player’s growth, maturity, and impressive attitude, emphasizing the need for him to translate these qualities onto the pitch.
In addition to securing Nelson’s future, Arsenal is also hoping to reach a long-term agreement with William Saliba.
The young defender has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, and his current contract is set to expire in 2024. However, negotiations have hit a hurdle as Saliba reportedly turned down an offer to triple his salary, leaving the club surprised by his wage demands.
Saliba had an outstanding season for Arsenal before a back injury prematurely ended his campaign in March. The club remains determined to retain the promising talent and continue his development within their ranks.
As the contract saga unfolds, Arsenal fans eagerly await the official announcement of Nelson’s contract extension and the potential resolution of Saliba’s contractual situation, hoping to secure both players’ long-term futures at the club.