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Arsenal fans have been reacting to Mikel Arteta’s latest comments on Reiss Nelson.
The 21-year-old found his playing time limited at the Emirates Stadium, making just nine appearances for his side.
“With Reiss, I would like to give him more,” Arteta said when speaking about the player on Football London.
“He’s a boy who trains really hard, he wants to do extra all the time but it’s very difficult at the moment with the players that we have to fit him. I feel sorry that we don’t have other competitions to use him because he deserves more. If he doesn’t play more it’s my fault.”
And here is how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to the Spanish manager’s comments.
All those minutes we’ve wasted on Willian makes this statement more bizarre https://t.co/EI44m31qJG
— Jordan Cutts (@JCutts_afc) May 3, 2021
But you play Willian??? https://t.co/YxJ2Hjo6e3
— Adam 2. TTP (@Fr6sty_) May 2, 2021
Wow finally a word on Reiss Nelson after 3 months of silence. Well this has put my mind at ease if this is true. I think he has to seriously consider his options in the summer for the sake of his career https://t.co/YDAEioD7Qs
— PROFESSIONAL BY NAME!🎓 (@KingsOkol1) May 2, 2021
Yet he plays Willian . Absolute joke. https://t.co/GffbipRifz
— J (@theFIGroll) May 2, 2021
This is why I don’t understand Arteta… he’d rather play Willian who offers us absolutely nothing… he loves to waffle man https://t.co/XcDIdsLmPQ
— 🇩🇲 Danny Dunga 🇩🇲 (@KushWaveRuth) May 2, 2021
The guy barely plays Martinelli what hope does Nelson have. I genuinely feel physically sick how Teta has ruined Reiss 😭😭
— munir (@MunirEssa97) May 2, 2021
Tears 😭 he feels sorry for every player, yet he will bring on Willian instead of giving minutes to players who he thinks deserve it.
— RS (@RSComps7) May 3, 2021