Reiss Nelson has joined Hoffenheim on loan for the duration of the 2018-19 season.
The 18 year old will play for the Bundesliga club, who are in the same Champions League group as Man City, after Unai Emery gave his go-ahead for the exciting forward to leave the club despite the fact he was likely to feature heavily for in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
Speaking at his pre-Cardiff press conference, the new boss said, “We think he needs to go because he is very young, he needs minutes and the experience.
“We decided together it is a good chance for him, to get the minutes and then come back to us.
“I think he’s signing a new contract with us.”
It’s a fantastic opportunity for Nelson to go and play in a different league, and gain all the benefits of a move abroad, while for Arsenal it’s another year in his development and hopefully he’ll return to us ready to press for the first team next season.
Good luck to him, and let’s hope we get confirmation of that new deal soon.