The incident with Reiss Nelson at Feyenoord underscores an issue that Arsenal fans had predicted.
On transfer deadline day, Reiss Nelson signed a loan deal with Feyenoord.
Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson has struggled to adapt to the intensity of Feyenoord’s training, according to coach Arne Slot. The teenager is currently sidelined due to an overuse injury, proving many supporters’ allegations of a lack of intensity in the Gunners’ on-field performances correct.
Nelson is yet to make his Feyenoord debut since his deadline-day departure from the Emirates.
Slot has ruled the teenager out of tomorrow’s UEFA Conference League match against Maccabi Haifa due to a “overuse injury,” and it is unclear whether he will be healthy for this weekend’s high-quality encounter with PSV.
“Nelson had participated in practically all training sessions at Arsenal,” Slot claimed, according to football.london.
“He perceives the training to be a little more intensive here. It remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the PSV match.”
The Liverpool physiotherapist who re-positioned Harvey Elliott’s ankle speaks out about the “unusual” injury.
While Nelson’s injury is a setback for Arsenal, who are eager to see him improve in the Netherlands, it has also exposed a possible fault.
A lack of intensity in their training appears to have translated into on-field performances, as several supporters have already expressed their displeasure.
“Arsenal urgently need a new manager,” one supporter tweeted during Saturday’s match against Norwich. Our game’s energy is atrocious.”
“Same old Arsenal performance,” said another. I struggled to create opportunities and act with vigor.”
Gunners fans were left with conflicting emotions after their 1-0 triumph over the Canaries, though one of overwhelming relief was hard to ignore.
Prior to the international break, Arteta’s side was at the bottom of the Premier League table, having failed to score a goal, let alone win.
Although fans may have expected more from what was, on paper, one of the simplest matchups of the season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half strike meant that the north London club eventually placed three points on the board.
Even though they did enough to get the win, several fans were left moaning about Arteta’s lack of intensity, which has plagued him for much of his rule.
The fans will be the focus the next time out. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”