first_imgReiss Nelson sends message to Nicolas Pepe after losing his place in Arsenal side Advertisement Nicolas Pepe impressed on his full debut against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)‘Unai’s very positive and always telling you to express yourself, but also he’s got that thing where he’ll tell you if you do something wrong.‘I think that’s good for a coach to have two sides: the jokey side and the fiery side.‘For me, especially, it helps me a lot to continue to improve and keep going. He helps a lot of the young players because there were a lot of them who came on the pre-season tour.‘He told them to be themselves, if they made a mistake just carry on. He helps them grow and gives them a great chance.’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 Advertisement Reiss Nelson was dropped for last Saturday’s defeat against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Reiss Nelson remains confident he can break back into the Arsenal first team despite the club shattering their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe earlier this summer.The England Under-21 international enjoyed a productive loan spell at Hoffenheim last term but is hopeful of making the grade back at his boyhood club.Nelson started against Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season but was hauled off at half-time against Burnley, with Pepe subsequently impressing on his home debut.Despite missing several opportunities, Pepe gave an eye-catching performance in place of Nelson against Liverpool last Saturday and is almost certain to keep his place for Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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, however, believes a patient approach will eventually pay dividends for himself and praised the way in which Unai Emery is handling his own career development.He said: ‘All the competition that’s here, all the new wingers Arsenal have signed… I think this could be my time.‘I need to just keep training hard and getting all the information from the coaches and the players. If I do that, I’m going to have a big, big shout this season.‘It’s about taking those steps, doing the easy thing and getting the basics right first. Once I do that, I think I will get chances. Then it’s up to me to perform and do well for the team. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 27 Aug 2019 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link36Shareslast_img