Arsenal Transfer: Nelson in demand, Willian mistake shows Wenger was right, Odegaard future

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Willian-Arsenal-Premier League

Reiss Nelson in demand

Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson is thought to be on the radar of several Bundesliga clubs according to reports.

The 21-year-old is one of the most talented young players to come through the Arsenal academy and it will be interesting to see if Arteta can hold onto him beyond this season.

The youngster needs to play regular first-team football at this stage of his career and it remains to be seen whether Arsenal can provide him with that platform.

Nelson cannot afford to sit on the Arsenal bench and he will have to make a decision regarding his future at the end of the season.

If the Gunners are desperate to hold on to him for the long run it would be better for them to loan him out next year.

Willian decline shows Wenger was right

Meanwhile, Brazilian midfielder Willian’s decline shows that Arsene Wenger was right about his contract policy regarding aged players.

During his time as the Arsenal manager the Frenchman had a policy of awarding a one year contract to players above the age of 32.

Due to the high chance of regression, Wenger was against offering long term deals to player aged 32 and above.

However, Arsenal chose to offer Willian a deal that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2023 and it seems that the Gunners have made a major mistake.

The Brazilian has been a shadow of his former self and he has recently revealed that he is going through the worst period of his career in terms of form.

It will be interesting to see if he can recapture his peak form and justify Arsenal’s decision to sign him on a long term deal in the coming months.

Odegaard competition

The Gunners loaned Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid during the January transfer window and the Norwegian has proven to be a superb acquisition for the Londoners so far.

The 22-year-old has added some much-needed creativity to the Arsenal midfield and the Gunners are thought to be keen on signing him permanently at the end of the season.

However the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain are keen on him as well and it remains to be seen whether Arteta can fend off the competition and secure the Norwegian’s services in the summer.

Meanwhile reports also add that Martin Odegaard could cost around £50 million this summer.