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Reiss Nelson is attracting interest from Olympiacos amid doubts about his future at Arsenal, according to a report.

Nelson is an Arsenal academy graduate who made his senior debut for the club in 2017. Since then he has struggled to break through on a regular basis. He spent the 2018-19 season on loan and has struggled to find opportunities at Emirates Stadium since.

This season, the winger hasn’t started a single Premier League game. His only two appearances were as a substitute.

There has been a bit more joy for the 21-year-old in cup competitions. For example, he made three starts among four appearances in the Europa League.

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However, he might come to regret his decision not to go on loan, because Arsenal tried to persuade both of him last summer and in January.

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Now Nelson is considering his future again. According to Football.London, one option would be to make a loan to Greece.

Olympiacos are showing an interest in the youngster, it is claimed. Nelson did not play against them when the two teams recently met in the Europa League, but they have apparently been watching him since last summer.

Having already taken Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal’s hands, they could now come back with an offer for another of their fringe players. But they only want to borrow Nelson, rather than permanently.

This could be a problem for Arsenal, who only have Nelson under contract until 2022. If they send him on loan for the whole of next season, he would only have a few months left on his contract when he returns. .

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That would put them at risk of losing him for free, so Arsenal must weigh their options.

Desiring more playing time, Nelson will meet with his entourage for the summer transfer window.

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Arteta wants contract negotiations with the striker

Another Arsenal player with a contract expiring in 2022 is Alexandre Lacazette. As such, the forward’s future is also in doubt.

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Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Roma are all interested in signing the French striker. however, Director Mikel Arteta provided an update.

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“I am always happy when people talk about our players and speculate – it means that they are doing well and attracting the attention of other clubs,” said the Spain manager.

“The situation with Laca, we’re going to tackle this summer and talk to him and just come up with the future we want, and that’s it.

“So far I just want the players to focus and focus only on the performance and get the most out of it for the team.”

Arteta was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.

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