Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has backed Reiss Nelson to follow in Raheem Sterling’s footsteps to become a key player at the Emirates Stadium.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed his longest spell in the Arsenal first-team this season under Arteta, having spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim before falling in and out of the side under former boss Unai Emery.
Arteta has already overseen the rise of Sterling alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and the new Arsenal boss is confident that Nelson has the “attitude and desire” to emulate the England international’s meteoric rise in north London.
The manager revealed that the youngster is improving well in North London, and he is quite impress with his desire and attitude.
He also states that, If he wants to play for the club every three days, he has to be ready.
Nelson has already been repaying Arteta’s faith in him thanks to a match-winning goal, just his second in Arsenal colours, against Leeds United in the FA Cup.
He’s featured in Arsenal’s last six games across all competitions and the England Under-21 international is expected to be given even more game time over the next few weeks to help cover Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence.