Photos: 16-year-old Reiss Nelson looks fearless in Arsenal first-team training

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The teenage forward trained with the Gunners first team on Friday afternoon.

They say the advantage of youth is a lack of fear in the face of failure. Younger players have experienced less and therefore lost less - so they don't know how much defeat hurts.

It certainly looked that way in Arsenal training on Friday afternoon, as teenage forward Reiss Nelson exuded fearlessness when up against the north London side's senior defenders.

Arsene Wenger has been keen to give his youth stars as much training time with the senior side as possible this season - indeed, Alex Iwobi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide are semi-regular fixtures and were in training once again on Friday.

But Nelson is a newer face and, at 16, that's no surprise. He wasn't afraid to go all out and can be seen on the ball looking totally unfazed.

Arsenal, of course, were preparing for their FA Cup tie with Sunderland this weekend, where they will be heavy favourites. It's a tag the Gunners will have to get used to. They currently sit top of the Premier League and have won this particular cup for the last two years running.

How they deal with the 'favourites' label will likely determine the outcome of Arsenal's season. Here's a selection of photos from training on Friday, including more pictures of 16-year-old prospect Nelson:

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