Key man reportedly close to sign new deal at Arsenal

Arsenal central midfielder Reiss Nelson is set to sign the contract extension with the club soon.

According to the English weekly paid-for newspaper Islington Gazette, Nelson is set to sign an extended deal with The Gunners after his recent form.

Reiss Nelson was rewarded with a Premier League start, and made an impression, against Southampton previous weekend.

Arsenal won 3-2 and Reiss was praised for his energetic display.

The youngster has lined up at the right-side back and as a right winger for Arsenal’s senior-team this season, showing the trust that French manager Arsene Wenger has in him.

The 18-year-old looks set for a brilliant future at The Emirates and the management are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal.

Nelson has been a systematic in Arsenal’s Europa League run this campaign, a competition in which club is expected to go through to the semi-finals on Thursday.

Winning the Europa League is The Gunners’ only realistic chance of having Champions League football upcoming season.

This season, in all competitions, Reiss Nelson has made 25 appearances, netted 8 goals and provided 2 assists so far.