2022-11-25 12:00:00

Arsenal's Reiss Nelson opens up on new initiative to produce more South London stars

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The Mirror
By Josh O'brien

Youve got to be bold and be respected to play the game.

Arsenal 's Reiss Nelson knows exactly what it takes to stand out in a packed south London cage pitch, its how his rise from Walworths Aylesbury estate to the Emirates Stadium began.

Therefore, at least in his eyes, it is only right he help provide the best facilities for the next Reiss Nelson, as exhibited by his latest charitable endeavour at the Michael Faraday School.

The Gunners star has donated the entirety of the funds to help his childhood primary school build a new football pitch, which officially opened on Friday, November 18. His club, Arsenal and mentoring organisation Mentivity supported the grand launch as Nelson aims to play a big part in inspiring the next generation of South London talent.

That part of the capital is widely regarded as a bit of a hot-bed for promising footballers, as Nelson alludes to when asked what is it about South Londons cage pitches that has helped produced so many Premier League stars, including Manchester United s Jadon Sancho - one of Nelsons closest friends growing up.

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