Reiss Nelson reveals Arsenal’s summer signing David Luiz has encouraged him to take more risks

first_imgDavid Luiz has quickly emerged as a leader at Arsenal following his move from Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘It’s a great feeling to have a lot of big characters in the team who are willing to help the younger players come through and help them do well,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You see the likes of Laca, Auba and Granit who are all big players in the team. David Luiz is a new addition and he’s always talking to me, always talking about the mental side of football.‘You can have a bad pass or a bad shot, but you need to do this to take the risk. You need to shoot to score the goal. If it goes wide, you just need to keep going and keep your head up.‘I think that helps you a lot.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNelson has long been regarded as one of Arsenal’s best up-and-coming young players and featured 16 times for the club during Arsene Wenger’s final season in 2017-18.In a bid to accelerate his progress further, Arsenal loaned Nelson out to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim last term and he enjoyed a productive spell, scoring seven times in 29 appearances.Luiz, meanwhile, was a surprise deadline day signing from Chelsea but he has quickly emerged as a leader of Emery’s side, starting in three of Arsenal’s four Premier League matches.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Reiss Nelson has made two appearances for Arsenal so far this season (Picture: Getty)Reiss Nelson has admitted that David Luiz has been encouraging him to take greater risks in the final third following his first-team breakthrough at Arsenal this season.The 19-year-old started Arsenal’s first two Premier League matches of the season against Newcastle United and Burnley before making way for club-record signing Nicolas Pepe.Nelson showed flashes of his potential in those first two outings but he was unable to reward Unai Emery’s show of faith with a goal or assist, missing a good chance against Burnley.However, Nelson revealed that Arsenal’s experienced players, in particular, Luiz, have advised him not to let his confidence dip if he misses a shot and instead to keep trying to score.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Reiss Nelson reveals Arsenal’s summer signing David Luiz has encouraged him to take more risks Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Sep 2019 8:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link874Shares Advertisementlast_img read more