Arteta lauds Reiss Nelson, saying the Arsenal prodigy is determined to improve.
The young Arsenal forward was in superb form against Molde on Thursday night.
Mikel Arteta is pleased with the progress Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson has made so far.
The Gunners prodigy was in impressive form in Arsenal's 3-0 win against Molde in the Europa League and capped his fine display with a goal on Thursday night.
However, Arteta is convinced Nelson is ready to take his game to the next level but also revealed areas he can improve on defensively.
"He's made some big steps in the last month or so," Arteta said as arsenal.com quoted.
"He's shown what he can do. Again, he's another player that wants to take you on all the time, he's very vertical, he's a great player when he runs in behind and he's very unpredictable.
"I really like these types of players to play in the wide positions.
"Defensively, there are things that he needs to do better and he will improve in that but he's a much more mature player. He showed a great attitude, in my opinion, to say that he didn't want to leave on loan because he believes that he's got a chance to play for this football club. He's showing that he wants to take that direction. He's performing in the right way.
"We're doing a lot of work with him. He's so willing. He's asking for more all the time. He wants individual meetings. He wants to work on the pitch in certain aspects in which we think he can improve.
"He's training really really well, he's developing as well. He had a click and we needed that click. Now it's up to him but I must say that his last performances have been really good."