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Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson to sign new contract 'today'

Chris Byfield

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Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson to sign new contract 'today'

Arsenal star Reiss Nelson is set to sign a new four-year contract today, it has been claimed.

The Gunners’ recruitment team will have endured an immensely busy few days.

On Tuesday evening it emerged the club had agreed to sign West Ham captain Declan Rice after a compromise on the structure of the £105million deal was finalised.

Rice will have a medical at Arsenal this week ahead of signing a long-term deal.

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Then, on Wednesday, the Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that Arsenal had reached a full agreement with Ajex to sign centre-back Jurrien Timber. The north Londoners will reportedly pay €40million (£34.3million) plus €5million (£4.3million) in add-ons.

The pair follow on from Kai Havertz’s arrival, with the German international having joined from Chelsea for a fee of up to £65million last week.

And now it appears Nelson is set to put pen-to-paper on a new Arsenal deal.

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Nelson to sign new contract

According to CBS journalist James Benge, Nelson is set to sign a four-year Arsenal contract today (Wednesday).

In a tweet, Benge claimed: “Reiss Nelson will sign his long-awaited contract today, a four-year deal with Arsenal.”

After seeing his contract expire at the end of last month, Nelson is technically no longer on Arsenal’s books and has become a free agent.

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Uncertainty over where Nelson’s long-term future lies has led to interest from various clubs, with the likes of Newcastle having allegedly held discussions with the Hale End graduate’s representatives.

Brighton and Nice had also allegedly been tracking the attacker, while he is also said to have snubbed a move to AC Milan.

However, it now appears Nelson will commit his long-term future to his boyhood club. The 23-year-old will likely be seeking more game-time with the Gunners next term, having failed to make a single Premier League start last season.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Football, Transfers, Premier League, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta

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