Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson 'rejects new contract' as fears grow over exit
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Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has rejected the offer of a new contract at the club amid interest from other Premier League clubs, according to reports.
He has found game time hard to come by this season, but did create one of its most memorable moments when he scored the winning goal during injury time in Arsenal's 3-2 win over Bournemouth on March 4.
However, the 23-year-old has not started a league game since that impact, with other clubs alerted to his situation.
He admitted to football.london in December that he had a desire to stay at Arsenal beyond the end of his deal - but the latest report on his future suggests his stance may have changed.
Reiss Nelson 'rejects' new Arsenal contract
The Daily Mail's Sami Mokbel has claimed that Nelson has turned down a new contract at Arsenal, and that there is 'a growing belief' that he will depart the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current campaign.
Furthermore, it is said that Nelson's decision will be a partial factor in whether the Gunners sign a new forward this summer, with Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby a player of interest to the club.
But it was also stated that Leverkusen did not want to sell the 23-year-old mid-season, which could potentially impact on the fee they are willing to accept in the summer, when there is more time to source a replacement.