Arsenal striker Reiss Nelson is poised to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, with a move to London rivals Crystal Palace on the cards. After a season where he made 15 league appearances but started just once, Nelson is eager for more consistent playing time.

According to reports from Caught Offside via TeamTalk, Nelson is already in discussions with Crystal Palace, who are keen on securing his services. Palace are bracing for the potential departure of Michael Olise, their standout performer last season. The French U-21 international was instrumental, netting 10 goals and providing six assists in 19 Premier League matches during the 2023-24 campaign.

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Chelsea are reportedly leading the chase for Olise, and a swap deal involving Noni Madueke has been mooted. However, with Olise’s likely exit, Palace are looking at Nelson as a viable replacement. The 24-year-old forward has expressed a desire to move on from Mikel Arteta’s squad in search of greater opportunities.


Nelson’s departure seems almost inevitable as he is deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal, and a switch to Selhurst Park could offer the regular first-team football he craves.