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Ligue 1 club plot move for Arsenal star after 'beautiful' moment

Joe Adams

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Ligue 1 club plot move for Arsenal star after 'beautiful' moment

Nice are interested in signing Arsenal star Reiss Nelson, according to reports.

Nelson became the Gunners' latest hero against Bournemouth, coming off the bench to score the winning goal in stoppage time.

The 23-year-old was introduced to the action in the 70th minute, grabbing an assist before smashing an effort into the corner, ensuring a 3-2 victory at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta later labeled the moment "a beautiful experience".

However, his goal sparked concern surrounding his future, with his contract due to expire in June.



Nelson to Nice?

Nice are among the clubs who have shown interest in signing the Englishman, according to CBS Sports.

The French side have a rich history in recruiting UK-talent having signed Ross Barkley, Joe Bryan, Aaron Ramsey and Kasper Schmeichel last summer, whilst they also added Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe on loan.


Meanwhile, Brighton are said to be keeping tabs with a view to signing him as a free agent in the summer.

In a boost for Gunners fans, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reiterated Nelson's desire to stay in north London

Romano tweeted: "Reiss Nelson has not changed his mind: his priority is to stay, continue at Arsenal as current deal expires in June.

"Negotiations are ongoing over new deal, clubs around Europe appreciate him but Nelson wants to stay."


Nelson's goal gave Arsenal a five-point cushion over title rivals Manchester City, as they hunt their first Premier League trophy since 2004.

Speaking after the winger's match-winning performance, Arteta was singing his praises.

“It was an extraordinary day and a beautiful experience at the end,” Arteta said. “Dramatic, but worth living it because there was the greatest end to it.”

“I always saw the potential, the talent and the desire for him to do it but he’s at a different level right now.”


“I think emotionally, the experiences that he had helped him. He was knocking on the door, he’s been training really well and it’s a good lesson for me and for the coaches that we need him.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Transfers, Mikel Arteta, Brighton And Hove Albion

Joe Adams
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