[13][14], After spending a season as a coach at Brighton & Hove Albion, Nelson left the game completely and went into the insurance industry. From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox. Nelson 8/10 in setting up goals that take Arsenal into FA Cup quarters, Martinez saves Arsenal from Leeds onslaught, Toe Poke Daily: James Harden visits Arsenal, tries crossbar challenge with a difference, Arsenal's Nelson scores on Hoffenheim debut, Hoffenheim to loan Arsenal's Nelson - sources, Arsenal firepower should scare rivals - Nelson, Nelson claims Twitter hack after Alli tweet, Arsenal need to rest starters for Sunday, play the kids vs. Ostersunds, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy run ragged in FA Cup defeat at Forest, Calum Chambers struggles out of position, Arsenal fall at Cologne. Mikel Arteta insists Reiss Nelson can still force his way into regular starting contention at Arsenal despite the winger snubbing the chance to go on loan. non-playing staff, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only, This page was last edited on 9 June 2020, at 10:02. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. “When you see that willingness and that passion and that security in a player you feel tempted to keep him even though you know that opportunities are going to be restricted and he is not going to have a lot of continuity in his play. He was understudy to the Gunners' established left back, Bob McNab, and only when McNab was injured in the 1971–72 season did Nelson become a regular. You can unsubscribe at any time. Want to sign up and follow Arteta's journey? Yet despite failing to be included for a single Premier League matchday squad thus far, Arteta says the door is still open for the youngster. Our. [7][5] Nelson also played in the 1980 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, which Arsenal lost to Valencia on penalties. One of them was as well to send him on loan to get more minutes because of the competition we have upfront. Latest on Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN [12] He has also led the "Legends Tour" at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. So far he has made just two appearances all season - although one of those was as an 89th minute substitute in last week's win over Rapid Vienna. You won't miss a single thing on their journey if you sign up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter, either! It was a game in which Mikel Arteta gave first-team opportunities to a host of fringe players, including one he admitted earlier this week he had planned to send out […] The 20-year-old could have embarked on another temporary switch elsewhere this summer, having done so impressively with German club Hoffenheim during the 2018/19 season. Nelson has featured in just 73 minutes of action so far this season and has not been selected in any of Arsenal's squads for Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta has confirmed Reiss Nelson turned down the chance to leave Arsenal on loan during the summer transfer window. 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[12], Nelson made his debut for Northern Ireland as a substitute against England on 21 April 1970. Samuel Nelson (born 1 April 1949) is a former footballer who played as a left back in the Football League for Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion. [2] He joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old,[2] and turned professional on his 17th birthday in 1966. Quizzed on what prompted Nelson to turn down a move, Arteta replied: "It was mixed reasons. Reiss was really convinced that he wanted to fight to stay here. [9] In the second, 1982–83, they were relegated from the First Division but reached the 1983 FA Cup Final, losing to Manchester United 4–0 in a replay after the original match finished 2–2;[10] Nelson was not selected for either match. [3] He played 339 first-class matches for the Gunners in total, and scored 12 goals. [7], Nelson made 45 appearances in all competitions in his two seasons with Brighton. [3] Originally a left-winger, he was later moved back into defence to become a left back. We are getting injuries. [11] He retired as a player that summer. Even then, whenever McNab returned to fitness, Nelson was forced to step down. “The reality is he has been really good in training. He was capped 51 times for Northern Ireland and played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Nelson's opportunities to break into Arteta's side are limited, with Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Bukayo Saka all ahead of him. “We ended up with a large squad at the end of the transfer market," Arteta told a press conference on Wednesday. I hope people warm to me now, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sammy_Nelson&oldid=961589653, Association footballers from Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland international footballers, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. He could start to play more games.". [8], With the arrival of England international Kenny Sansom at the club in 1980, Nelson again found himself out of the first team. [7] For the next five seasons he was a near ever-present in the Arsenal side, and he played in all three of their successive FA Cup finals, in the starting eleven in 1978 and 1979 and as a substitute in 1980. [2][5], McNab left Arsenal in the summer of 1975,[6] and Nelson finally became Arsenal's first-choice left back. [3] He made two appearances in Arsenal's successful 1969–70 Fairs Cup campaign but played no part in the final itself, and his four league matches during the 1970–71 Double-winning season were not sufficient for a medal. “But things change very quickly and if he starts playing and playing well and he does what he can do, why not? Nelson was born in Belfast where he attended the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, a rugby-playing school. He went on to win 51 international caps, two of which came in Northern Ireland's matches at the 1982 World Cup. “We had a few plans in mind with Reiss. An aggressive, hard-tackling player, he was a crowd favourite and known for his cheeky sense of humour. [12] His daughter Emily is married to English cricketer Matt Prior. “What I am pleased with is how he has assimilated the situation – not playing a lot of minutes in the first few weeks. He left Arsenal in 1981 to join Brighton & Hove Albion. We will get more injuries because of the schedule that we have and he will get the opportunities. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that Reiss Nelson turned down a possible loan move in the summer transfer window in order to fight for … Nelson was born in Belfast where he attended the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, a rugby-playing school. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. “Then it will come down to him to take them or not. [15], Nelson is married with three children. Mikel Arteta insists Reiss Nelson can still force his way into regular starting contention at Arsenal despite the winger snubbing the chance to go on loan.. Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link. Nelson thinks he was 15 when Arteta, who would spend a couple of evenings a week overseeing Arsenal’s younger academy sides while studying for his … He wants to fight for his place.". Nelson wanted to stay and fight for his place (Picture: Getty Images) Mikel Arteta has revealed Reiss Nelson’s show of ‘willingness and passion’ was one of the reasons why the Arsenal … Reiss Nelson, 20, from England Arsenal FC, since 2019 Right Winger Market value: €12.50m * Dec 10, 1999 in London, England The only win was in 1979, in which Arsenal beat Manchester United by a 3–2 scoreline. [3] Nelson played in the 1966 FA Youth Cup final in which Arsenal beat Sunderland 5–3 over two legs. Can Arsenal challenge for honours this season? [2][4], He was a regular in Arsenal's reserve side for several seasons, before making his first-team debut against Ipswich Town on 25 October 1969. The 20-year-old is yet to make a … The Mesut Ozil situation continues to hang in the background and there's plenty going on in North London to keep abreast of. “As everybody can see, things are changing very quickly. “He is going to get the chances in the right moments," Arteta added. Arsenal comfortably dispatched with Irish outfit Dundalk in the Europa League last night, winning 3-0 after goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe. Club career Arsenal. He joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old, and turned professional on his 17th birthday in 1966. Mikel Arteta's Gunners have been starved of title glory for a while now - but things could be changing as a new-look Arsenal side plot a course to success.

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