Arsenal star rules out January transfer leave despite Mikel Arteta’s clear note.

Arsenal star rules out January transfer leave despite Mikel Arteta’s clear note.

Reiss Nelson, an Arsenal winger, has ruled out a January transfer due to rumored interest from abroad clubs. Despite manager Mikel Arteta delivering a clear message by using him rarely in the Premier League this season, the 24-year-old says that his ‘heart’ remains in north London.

Nelson’s six league appearances this season have all come off the bench, amounting to just 62 minutes of action. His only starts in all competitions have come in the Carabao Cup and Tuesday night’s 1-1 Champions League dead rubber against PSV Eindhoven.

Nelson, now a senior professional in his mid-twenties, will prioritize consistent game time as time goes on. During a loan period at Hoffenheim, where he scored seven Bundesliga goals as a youth, the wide player was a frequent starter.

Feyenoord loaned him out the previous season as well, and the Dutch club is rumored to be contemplating another move for Nelson in the hope that the offer of regular playing time may influence him.

However, Arteta restored Nelson’s morale by playing him nearly the entire 90 minutes against PSV, and the player later acknowledged that he had no ambitions to leave the club. “I have a good relationship with the [Feyenoord] coach [Arne Slot],” he said to RTL.

“I assisted them a few years ago, and it was a fantastic experience.” I was able to grow tremendously. [However], I have signed a new contract with Arsenal, and this is where my heart is right now.”

Arteta’s selection habits should send a clear message to Nelson: he is far down the pecking order when it comes to minutes out wide.

Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are the unquestioned starters, with Leandro Trossard frequently serving as Arteta’s first port of call from the bench.

Nelson is under contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2027, and while he was given the opportunity to shine against PSV, others were left unsatisfied. Lino Sousa, Ethan Nwaneri, and Reuell Walters are all academy prospects.

“I don’t think it was the right context,” he explained. “I didn’t think it was the right time to make eight changes and throw them in against a team that hasn’t lost here in almost two years.”

Arsenal star rules out January transfer leave despite Mikel Arteta’s clear note.