Kevin Campbell has claimed Reiss Nelson should be sold this summer but Arsenal must insist on a buy-back clause.
The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the club sell the 21-year-old in a deal which includes a “first refusal” option.
According to CBS Sports, the London club are open to offers for the midfielder this summer after he struggled to break into the first team on a regular basis.
Nelson has made just nine appearances this season, and his five starts have come exclusively in the cup competitions.
He has not made a Premier League matchday squad since November.
When asked if a permanent exit would be best for both player and club in the summer, Campbell told Football Insider: “Reiss Nelson is 21 now.
“Going out on loan is difficult because there is so many players ahead of him right now. For me, he has got to play football and realistically he is not going to get that regularly at Arsenal.
“I would love the club to do a deal where we sell him but we have first refusal on him after, because he knows the Arsenal way.
“Getting game time is very difficult right now during this rebuild. Go away, get minutes, prove yourself and if we like what we see we will bring you back. That would not be a problem because he would have 100/200 games under his belt.”