Who is Reiss Nelson, and what shirt number does Arsenal youngster wear?

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ARSENAL youngster Reiss Nelson has caught the eye of boss Arsene Wenger.

The attacking midfielder, who can also play on either wing. He has broken into the squad this season, making three appearances including his debut in the Community Shield.

 Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson all smiles during Gunners training

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Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson all smiles during Gunners training

Who is Reiss Nelson?

Reiss Nelson is a product of the Arsenal academy, and was born on 17 December 1999 in Elephant and Castle, London.

Nelson has worked his way through the Gunners youth teams, and signed his first pro contract in December 2016 after he turned 17.

He joined up with the Gunners first-team squad for their pre-season tour of Australia, and made his first appearance for the club against Sydney FC in July.

Nelson then started in the club’s Emirates Cup victory over Benfica.

 Reiss Nelson signing first pro deal

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Reiss Nelson signing first pro deal

What position does Reiss Nelson play?

An attacking midfielder, Nelson can play on the wing or central.

What shirt number does Reiss Nelson wear?

Nelson wears the No 61 shirt for the Gunners.

What has Arsene Wenger said about him?

After the Emirates Cup, boss Wenger said: “He’s had an encouraging pre-season. He’s shown you can go past people. He’s not fazed. It’s good for his confidence levels.”

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