Arsenal’s Nelson still not fit for Feyenoord – fitness is "difficult to explain"

Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson still isn't match fit as the Dutch giants Feyenoord admit 'it's difficult to explain'.

Nelson made nine appearances in all competitions for the Gunners last season, but he wasn't guaranteed playing time heading into the new campaign.

And the youngster made the loan switch to Feyenoord in an attempt to find some game time.

However, his time in the Netherlands has been difficult, and Nelson was left out of their Europa League Conference clash with Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday.

And Arne Slot has revealed the reason for the notable omission midweek and offered an update on Nelson's spell.

“Nelson had participated in almost all training sessions at Arsenal, but he experiences the training sessions here as a bit more spicy," Slot admitted after the clash.

The Dutchman was then quizzed on Nelson's availability for the PSV fixture over the weekend.

“No, he is not there, it is quite difficult to explain. I have asked the medical staff if that is easy, but that does not seem to be easy.

"The bottom line is that he is in good condition, but that is different from playing matches and a certain kind of training.

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“At Arsenal, he was part of the selection, but there they did a lot of eleven-on-eleven and he belonged to the team that had to imitate the opponent.

"Then you have to walk a bit like the coach wants you to walk.

“He has not played any matches. The intensity of our exercises may have happened there, but he was not there.”

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Feyenoord are looking to topple Ajax's monopoly on the Eredivise this season.

The Rotterdam based side last won the title in the 16/17 campaign, but that remains their only triumph this century.

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