Arsenal academy product and young forward Reiss Nelson has spoken up about his determination to fight for his place in the starting xi despite the stiff competition.
“All the competition that’s here, all the new wingers Arsenal have signed… I think this could be my time,” Nelson told the Gunners’ official website.
“I need to just keep training hard and getting all the information from the coaches and the players. If I do that, I’m going to have a big, big shout this season.
“It’s about taking those steps, doing the easy thing and getting the basics right first. Once I do that, I think I will get chances. Then it’s up to me to perform and do well for the team.”
On working with manager Unai Emery after a year away with Hoffenheim, Nelson added: “Unai’s very positive and always telling you to express yourself, but also he’s got that thing where he’ll tell you if you do something wrong.
“I think that’s good for a coach to have two sides: the jokey side and the fiery side.”
Reiss Nelson started the team’s first two premier league fixtures of the season, but found himself on the bench for the trip to Anfield.
A lot of fans have set a 10 goal target for him this season, Do you think he will achieve that?