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Nelson remains focused on Arsenal future

Reiss Nelson still harbours ambition to make it at Arsenal.

The young midfielder was loaned out to Hoffenheim for the 2018/19 season and has had to watch fellow academy product Emile Smith-Rowe break into Unai Emery's first team.

However, Nelson is performing well in Germany and hopes he can find a way back into the first-team fold at the Emirates.

"It was hard to leave my boyhood club Arsenal, it's still my dream to play for Arsenal, but I know I have to put that on hold and go and play abroad to get some experience in Germany.

"So, I'm trying to do my stuff there, get stronger and come back ready to play for Arsenal's first team, so I had to take the opportunity to go there.

"I've settled in well and I'm enjoying it. My dad is German too, from near Munich, so I knew what to expect and I'm learning the language with an app called Babbel and it's going well."

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