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Arsenal winger signs new four-year contract at Emirates

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The Gunners have tied one of their young wingers to a new long-term deal.

Reiss Nelson has signed a new four-year contract at Arsenal.

The English winger struggled for playing time last season, making no starts in the Premier League. But the club have, nonetheless, decided to extend the homegrown star’s contract ahead of the next season.

“Reiss is a player I have admired since the first day I was here,” Mikel Arteta told Arsenal’s official website.

“He has tremendous ability and is such an exciting offensive talent. Reiss knows how important he is to our squad with the quality he has.

“It’s great that Reiss has committed his future to us – he knows this club so well, he grew up here and we look forward to enjoying many more good moments with him.”

Nelson joined the Gunners at the age of eight in 2015. He went on a short loan spell at Hoffenheim before breaking into Arsenal’s senior squad in 2019.

Another loan spell, this time at Feyenoord, saw Nelson get more senior minutes under his belt throughout the 2021-22 season. In his 32 appearances for the Dutch side, he registered four goals and seven assists.

Nelson will face more competition to secure a lineup spot next season as the Gunners continue bolstering their attacking line in the transfer window. However, the new contract shows the club still see him as one of their future stars.