Reiss Nelson out to make impact in Arsenal’s first-team despite competition

Reiss Nelson wants to play consistently for Arsenal, per the Daily Telegraph.

The winger is currently on loan at Hoffenheim but is hopeful of making an impact upon his return to the Emirates Stadium.

What’s the word?

Nelson has been in fine form in the Bundesliga since his loan move, scoring six goals and laying on one assist in just 24 outings for the club.

Of course, he has already made his first-team debut for Arsenal, playing a total of 16 times for the senior team after progressing through the youth teams.

And he is hopeful that he will be able to add to that tally when he returns to London.

Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: “If I wasn’t aiming to break into the Arsenal first team, that wouldn’t be the correct mindset.

“I am just at the beginning. I want to get to the very top.”

A tough ask

Nelson is perhaps held back by his position.

A right winger by trade, Arsenal already have the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi competing for a spot in Unai Emery’s forward line.

Danny Welbeck, too, will return from injury before the start of next season.

Nelson has shown he is up for the fight purely by taking the risk of moving to Germany and attempting to forge his own path.

But he faces a major challenge when he returns to the Emirates as he bids to reach, as he says, “the very top”.