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Who is Reiss Nelson?

Nelson joined the Arsenal academy at the age of nine.

The forward progressed through the youth teams to sign his first professional contract on December 10, 2016 – his 17th birthday.

He made his senior debut in August 2017 against Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Nelson signed a long-term contract with Arsenal last summer before going on loan to German club Hoffenheim for the season.

The 19-year-old has also represented England from under-16 to under-21 level.

Who is Joe Willock?

Willock is 19 and operates mainly as a midfielder.

Like Nelson, Willock also came through the youth ranks at Arsenal.

He made his senior debut in 2017 against Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup.

His Premier League bow came against Newcastle in April 2018.

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