It is appearing more and more likely that Mikel Arteta will be named as Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal in the coming days, and Gunners fans are already excited to see the Spaniard work with exciting young forward Reiss Nelson.
The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in the first team after making 16 appearances in all competitions for the north London outfit, including a start at Old Trafford in the Premier League last month.
The versatile attacker, who can play on the wing or through the middle, will be hoping to be a more regular fixture in the XI next term, and Arteta could work closely with him like he has done with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Manchester City.
Arsenal supporters, who have identified the Hector Bellerin replacement they want this summer, were quick to have their say on the potential link-up between the duo via social media, and while one said he would get “Salahesque numbers under Arteta next season”, another said “Mikel Arteta gonna make Reiss Nelson an absolute beast”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Ahh Salahesque numbers under Arteta next season 💊💊💉💉 https://t.co/5Kz2AIEPzS
— Musti💭 (@HajjiElmi) May 17, 2018
And Arteta is without a doubt a real person for that job. Under him guys like laca auba miki and i hope so mesut will flourish, the guys like nelson would get i hope so same instructions like sterling and sane, we need also to get jack back on the track, and be ruthless.
— Voice Of The Arsenal Fan (@VoiceArsenal) May 17, 2018
Getting sad at lack of Arsenal players at the World Cup. Hoping Nkethiah, Nelson, Maitland-Niles and Willock (and Jack) will be playing for England once Arteta, Per and Freddie whip them into shape.
— Liam Stokes (@LNJStokes) May 17, 2018
Mikel Arteta gonna make Reiss Nelson an absolute beast .
— A. (@Arteta_Ball) May 17, 2018
Arteta helped City with their wingers this season. We have no wingers. Imagine if he turned Iwobi and Nelson into worldies? I'd wet my pants
— South London Gooner (@SE19Gooner) May 16, 2018
I can't wait to see what Arteta does with Reiss Nelson and Alex Iwobi. https://t.co/j6Lx4sA6vk
— Slim Charles. 🕵🏾♂️ (@FlexInTheCity) May 16, 2018
Wenger left at the right time so he wouldn’t ruin our next talent pool . Excited to see what Mikel can do with Nelson .
— A. (@Arteta_Ball) May 16, 2018
We can never afford Ousmane Dembele if Barca wanna cash in on him.
Let's put faith in Arteta comes in & do magic on Nelson & Amaechi like he did on Sterling.
— Arsenic (@Arsenic_L) May 17, 2018