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Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson has spoken on finally making his debut for Feyenoord after joining the Netherlands giants in the summer transfer window.

Speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel, the 21-year-old attacker expressed his happiness to finally play for the Rotterdam side. Nelson joined Feyenoord in the final moments of the summer window.

However, a lack of match fitness has meant Nelson has had to wait over a month to make his debut for Feyenoord. The winger was a second-half substitute as the Eredivisie side drew 2-2 with RKC Waalwijk.

Despite the poor result, Nelson was pleased to have finally made his first appearance for the Dutch side. The winger last played a professional game at the start of the season, with Mikel Arteta giving the youngster a brief cameo for Arsenal in their 2-0 loss to Brentford 65 days ago.

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Nelson could thrive at Feyenoord if he continues to showcase his talents. And the England youth international was pleased with how his debut for the Rotterdam giants went.

The attacker said: “I’m glad I was able to make my debut. I worked hard in the background on the training field to get fit and get completely fresh. My aim is to score and assist. I didn’t pull it off today, but I felt strong and ready in one-v-one situations.”

Nelson has to grasp Feyenoord opportunity with both hands

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There’s no denying that Nelson remains one of Arsenal’s most exciting youth talents. Yet after a season of next-to-no first-team football, the winger has to make up for lost time. But Feyenoord could be the perfect club for the winger.

The Eredivisie is one of the top divisions in Europe for youth development. And at Feyenoord, Nelson will have plenty of chances both domestically and in the UEFA Europa Conference League to improve his game and to gain regular minutes.

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