According to The Athletic, Reiss Nelson has agreed a new four-year deal at Arsenal.
The 23-year-old is out of contract this summer and had been expected to leave the club following approaches from clubs in England and abroad.
A star at academy level, Nelson made his debut for the Gunners in January 2018 but has found it tough going making a similar impact on the first team.
He’s enjoyed encouraging loan spells with Hoffenheim and Feyenoord but untimely injuries have stalled his momentum and tended to knock his confidence.
While Nelson hasn’t made a start in the Premier League this season, the winger has featured 17 times, including memorable goal-scoring cameos against Nottingham Forest and Brentford.
Given he’s on the fringes of the squad, Arsenal’s decision to offer a long-term deal will likely raise a few eyebrows and lead to questions about our plans in the transfer market.
At the same time, it’s a practical move that safeguards the player’s value while giving him more time to impress a manager who clearly rates him.
In November, Nelson said: “I’ve never doubted myself at this football club. Arsenal is a team that I’ve been at since I was eight years old and I have a very, very strong bond and love for the club.
“Of course, there have been times where I’ve been a bit down when I haven’t played or been on the bench, but my plan has never been for me to leave the club or say that I have no future here and I will do everything possible to get there.
“I only have some months left on my contract. Getting a new deal would be amazing and I would love to commit to the club.”