Arsenal issue Reiss Nelson injury update ahead of Europa League clash against Vitoria

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal issue Reiss Nelson injury update ahead of Europa League clash against Vitoria Reiss Nelson will be sidelined for the next few weeks with a knee problem (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have confirmed that Reiss Nelson will miss Thursday’s Europa League match against Vitoria due to a knee injury and that he will be in contention to return to action next month.The 19-year-old winger hasn’t featured since the 4-0 thrashing of Standard Liege in the Europa League at the start of this month due to the issue but is now on the comeback trail.An Arsenal team news bulletin read: ‘Reiss Nelson: Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match on October 3. Aiming to return to full training in November.‘All other first team squad players available for selection.’ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Aside from Nelson, Unai Emery has a fully fit squad to choose from against Vitoria (Picture: Getty)Nelson has long been considered one of Arsenal’s brightest young talents and Unai Emery opted to keep him in the first-team squad this season following a loan spell with Hoffenheim last term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe England U21 international started Arsenal’s first two Premier League games of the season against Newcastle United and Burnley and has featured six times in all competitions overall, scoring once and registering two assists.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery has turned to a number of Arsenal’s academy players in the opening months of the campaign with Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka also featuring prominently in recent weeks.Other than Nelson, Emery has a fully fit squad to choose from against the Portuguese side following Alexandre Lacazette’s return to fitness against Sheffield United on Monday night.Arsenal have made a strong start to their Europa League campaign, winning both of their opening two matches in the competition and Emery will be looking for a reaction on Thursday after the defeat at Bramall Lane.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Oct 2019 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Commentlast_img