With transfer deadline day fast approaching, Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu Gaspar and Manager Mikel Arteta have a busy 24 hours ahead of them organising any potential incomings but, before that outgoing must be prioritised as Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah look set to depart the club on various types of deals.
Arsenal’s transfer window so far has been highly controversial with The Gunners being the highest spenders having splashed out an eye watering £129m.
Although many of the incomings such as Ben White and Martin Ødegaard have been encouraging.
Some Arsenal fans feel that key areas have been neglected and there have not been enough departures this summer. This looks set to change in the coming hours before the deadline Nelson, Nketiah and Willian seek moves away.
Nelson's loan move away
Nelson is set to sign a new contract before completing a loan move away to Dutch side Feyenoord. Football London reporter Chris Wheatley has reported that the winger is out of favour under Arteta and is close to a loan move abroad to ensure him game time for the upcoming season.
Feyenoord are keen to complete this deal after a move for Amad Diallo of Manchester United collapsed.
Previous loan in Germany
Nelson's future at Arsenal seemed uncertain for a while but now he seems set to end the speculation and put pen to paper on a new deal before heading out to Holland, to begin the next stage of his development.
Nelson enjoyed a previous loan spell at Hoffenheim in 2018/19 where the now 21 year old won the rookie of the month award in October and was nominated for the rookie of the year award in the Bundesliga. Throughout his time in the Bundesliga, Nelson made 23 appearances scoring 7 times and assisting once.
Other Arsenal transfers
Other Arsenal starlets seeking moves away include Eddie Nketiah who is admired by Crystal Palace but Sky Sports news believe that there is still a gap in valuation between the two clubs.
Arsenal have reached an agreement to sell Willian to Brazilian side Corinthians with paperwork set the be signed on Monday. Willian will then travel to Brazil to sign with Timão.
Arsenal have rejected a loan offer for Ainsley Maitland Niles after Everton offered a loan with option to buy. Toffee’s manager Rafa Benitez sees the 24Y/O as a right back and would like to see him come in and strengthen in that area. Coleman has started the season for Everton in that position and Maitland Niles is seen as a perfect player to fit that position.