Hector Bellerín has praised Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson, who has found himself become the Spaniard’s understudy this season.
Nelson has previously been regarded as an attack-oriented player, but he has been playing as a right wing-back for Arsenal in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup this season.
The 17 year-old has had to learn to adapt to his new position quickly, and Wenger has full faith in the youngster.
Bellerín was pleased with the development of the player saying;
When you see him play, even at wing back, you can tell he’s an attacking player. Every time he’s on the ball he tries to make things happen, he looks really comfortable and he’s also someone who understands the Arsenal game.
When you compete against teams in the Europa League and you’re able to adapt from a No.10 role to a wing-back role, I think that’s remarkable at that age.
Bellerín has always been an admirer of the 17-year old ever since he became involved in the first team training sessions. Nelson is someone who Bellerín hopes can become an important player for Arsenal in the long-term, after really impressing his teammates. He said;
Reiss is one of the players who, since they’ve stepped onto the first-team training pitch, has shown that there’s something quite different about him.
He’s got a great attitude, he’s got a great style of play and is someone who, when he goes to the under-23s now, he will go and score every single week.
He’s someone who we’re really happy to have. He needs to keep his feet on the floor in the same way that he’s been doing up until now and, if he keeps going the way he’s going, I’m sure he will have a great career.
It’s a great opportunity for him to be able to play in these competitions now and I think he’s taking his opportunities really well.