You would have thought that with a tight transfer budget, Arsenal would act quickly to ensure the future of some of their brightest hopes. None of them is as brilliant as Reiss Nelson, who had spent last season getting a loan with Hoffenheim, from the Bundesliga.
But not Arsenal, they let the 19-year-old hanging suspended and told him that they would discuss what next season will reserve him after the under-21s Euros.
When asked if he had spoken to Unai Emery about his future, the teenager replied:
"I did not talk to him [Unai Emery] again.
"The recruiting team said I had to focus on the euros and we would come back to Arsenal later."
Nelson played 19 Bundesliga matches with Hoffenheim last season, but he only started five games. He has found the back of the net seven times. He also participated in five matches of the Champions League. This is not a bad experience for the boy, the club remains unconvinced.
If it's good enough for the Bundesliga, you would have thought that it would have something to offer to Arsenal who needs to pay attention to their expenses and that, obviously, Nelson would not cost them a dime. In addition, he is probably very poorly paid. low salary.
If he is disappointed with the United Arab Emirates, Arsenal can only pick on him for not offering an opportunity to the young attackers.
I can understand that asking him to wait after Euros under 21 would be the right thing to do, but these are not normal circumstances and he will probably read all the gossip as the rest of we, including the many teenagers who would interest us. in.
What a way to show him that we appreciate him and that we see a great future for him in the UAE.
And before anyone says I'm overreacting, take a look around at other clubs, Callum Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea, for example, these kids want to be appreciated and feel desired.
I'm not sure that much will change over the last few years.