Arsenal winger set to miss 2 months with muscle injury

Arsenal winger set to miss 2 months with muscle injury

By Dan Critchlow

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Reiss Nelson #24 of Arsenal looks to pass during a Florida Cup friendly against Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on July 20, 2022. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson sparked fears of an injury problem with a post on his Instagram story on Thursday, writing “back soon” along with black and white pictures of himself in training.

Unfortunately, James Benge has since confirmed Nelson is facing a couple of months on the sidelines with a quad injury.

Nelson had featured and scored for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team in pre-season, before making the bench for the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.

Whilst it was unlikely he was about to break straight into the league starting lineup, it certainly seemed possible Nelson would get chances to impress in the Europa League. Take those opportunities and you never know what might come next.

Instead, it looks like Arsenal will be relying on other options for the early Europa League group games.

Arteta has Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in the starting lineup at the moment, with Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe for cover, as well as perhaps Marquinhos. So he’ll hope that’s enough for the next couple of months.

Feyenoord's English forward Reiss Nelson reacts during the Dutch Eredivisie football match between FC Groningen and Feyenoord at the Euroborg stadium in Groningen on December 12, 2021. (Photo by PIETER STAM DE JONGE/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Reiss Nelson reacts during the Dutch Eredivisie football match between FC Groningen and Feyenoord at the Euroborg stadium in Groningen on December 12, 2021. (Photo by PIETER STAM DE JONGE/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Nelson spent last season on loan with Feyenoord, playing 33 times and directly contributing to 11 goals. Many of those goals came in the final few months of the season, as he finished on a high.

With his injury impacting his chances to carry that form into this season, Nelson will have to start from scratch once again.

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