Reiss Nelson puts Zimbabwean rumors to rest
Arsenal forward, Reiss Nelson has addressed the persistent rumors surrounding his international eligibility. Contrary to popular belief, Nelson has denied any Zimbabwean roots, revealing that he is actually of Jamaican descent.
Nelson was born in London to a Zimbabwean father and a British mother. The 23-year-old has represented England at the youth level but has yet to make his senior debut. This makes him eligible to play for Zimbabwe, the country of his father’s origin. However, Nelson’s recent statements may have ended any hopes of him ever playing for the Warriors.
Speaking on the Arsenal weekly show, Colney Carpool, Nelson addressed the speculation surrounding his international allegiance. He categorically stated that he does not have any Zimbabwean roots and that he is from Jamaica. The forward went on to explain that there has been a lot of speculation about his background, and he has never really addressed the issue.
Nelson’s career at Arsenal
Nelson joined Arsenal at the age of nine and has been with the club ever since. He has made 48 appearances for the senior team, scoring four goals. The versatile attacker is highly regarded at the Emirates and is seen as a player with tremendous potential.
Nelson’s statement about his background puts to rest any hopes that Zimbabwe might have had of persuading him to switch his allegiance. The forward is still eligible to play for England, and he will likely continue to represent the Three Lions at the international level.