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Raheem Sterling’s hidden role in helping Arsenal youngster revealed

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Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has opened up on the help he has received from Raheem Sterling as he looks to make his Premier League breakthrough.

“Raheem is a role model to a lot of young lads coming through. He gives me little messages on Instagram , like “keep going”,” Nelson said.

“I was training with the England team a couple of times and he is there always giving encouragement.

“It is always good to have people like him in and around the England set-up to give you the pat on the back that you know you are doing well and good things are coming.”

The 19-year-old was loaned to Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, where he has made 31 appearances with having scored 8 goals and provided one assist.

“It was difficult leaving (Germany) but Arsenal are my team and I want to go back to Arsenal and play,” he continued.

“I have got a bit bigger. I was playing at Arsenal when I was 17, when he (Arsene Wenger) gave me my debut against Southampton , so I was very immature when I was playing.

“Now I have a more mature role about me. I look to play link-up play, one v ones, and I think I am more mature.”

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