Reiss Nelson: Time to Shine?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by MutableEarth, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Foden was one of the better players last game though, so probably saving him. As you can see, I'm trying to give Boothroyd benefit of the doubt even though I think he's rubbish as U21 manager.

    Gray, Barnes and Sessegnon played a lot of PL football this season. Nelson, output and all, racked up most of his minutes from the bench. Would be nice to see him get the nod, but I figured this would happen, which is why I wasn't super excited about seeing him in this tournament, but still hoping he does well. What will be more important is how he fits into the latter stages of pre-season.
  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Pizza Boy

    Does Nelson have a chance to go to another u21 tourno?
  3. MutableEarth

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  4. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    Hope the boy doesn't lose too much confidence from what happened this season. It is a lot easier to accept not making the first 11 at a club such as ours when you still young and developing. But to be kept mainly at the bench for Hoffenheim, for whatever reasons, and then same thing with England U21. That can put a lot of doubt into a young player's mind. Hope he uses these setbacks to work even harder and want to prove all his doubters wrong. I think next season we will see a more determined Reis.
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  5. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    If he gets the full four weeks off after a tournament, he won’t be back until late July. He’d have three friendlies to play, Lyon, Angers and Barcelona.
  6. Football Manager

    Football Manager Broken Record

    You can get an idea of how good they are watching them play in the youth team.
    People say we should go for the youth approach. And I agree with that.
    But I wouldn’t support that if our youth players are not up to the standard.
  7. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Well-Known Member

    Think another pre-season with us would've been way more useful to him than this U-21
  8. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    Another season where we won't see anything worthwhile from Nelson due to things like that.

    Sick of it.
  9. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    He’d have expected more game time definitely. Not sure how happy Arsenal would be to let him go to the next tournament in two years if he’s still at that level.

    There’s two ways Nelson can respond though, take the full four weeks break he can like Gnabry did when he went, or come back two weeks early like Chambers did when he was in the same boat.
  10. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Guess I am watching him and not Matteo tonight
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  11. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Wins the pen and scores, shock horror.
  12. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Happy to see Nelson taking the responsibility of taking the penalty. Genuinely think this boy is a star. Just needs to believe in his ability more.
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  13. MutableEarth

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    Because of course he did.

    But he's not good enough, mate.
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  14. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    Boothroyd clueless **** got Gray starting ahead of him.
  15. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Was arguably the strongest performer for England over 90 mins today, while Gray had a poor game yet again (and Gray is a player I actually think is decent but I'm making my point here :lol:). Everyone needs to stop sleeping on Nelson - on Hale End full stop. We've got serious talent that is still going overlooked.
  16. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Gray hogging the left wing and wasting two good chances. Nelson’s finishing is arguably his best attribute and Boothroyd makes him play right wing with a bum at RB and no switching .
  17. MutableEarth

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    And he was still good and did well with what he was given. Can't wait till a manager actually gives him a proper opportunity to show his best.
  18. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Won’t be our current coach, doesn’t track back enough!

    Honestly though, whenever he gets the ball in the final third you expect something. I’d like to see him show more urgency at times like he did in the final 10.

    Definitely better on the left, though you could say the same about all these top young wingers.
  19. nick gould

    nick gould Well-Known Member

    The bum right back scored a belter.
  20. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Feel my boy is gonna have a break out season this year if he's given a chance.

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