Reiss Nelson’s dog has apparently put the Arsenal winger in trouble after it allegedly attacked a massage therapist.
It is understood that Nelson will have to wait a year before undergoing trial for the alleged misdemeanor.
Masseuse Saeid Motaali was present at the home of Reiss Nelson in North London when the fiasco occurred.
Reiss Nelson dog bit Masseuse Saeid Motaali
It has been claimed that the dog of Reiss Nelson named Pooch Tiago badly injured Motaali on December 2, 2020.
This has resulted in Saeid Motaali filing a legal complaint, with the trial date set for Monday, September 4, 2023.
The Arsenal winger attended the trial at Hendon Magistrates Court where his trial was set to commence on Monday, September 4, 2023.
However, the legal matter has been adjourned till the 12th of August 2024, when a verdict will be given after required proceedings.
Reiss Nelson continues to claim innocence, denying ever owning the dog which resulted in the injury of the masseuse.
It is unknown which breed of dog Pooch Tiago is, as Nelson has in the past shared an image of a French bulldog-style dog on his Instagram account.
Only time will tell if the Arsenal star is guilty of the offense, or if he would be a free man.
Nelson with Arsenal
Meanwhile, Reiss Nelson featured in the Gunners 3-1 win over Manchester United, as he was introduced in the 90th minute for Gabriel Martinelli.
Nelson signed a contract extension with Arsenal on July 6, 2023, putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.
The Englishman hasn’t started any game for Mikel Arteta’s side this campaign, likewise, last season, when he made 11 league appearances for the club, all from the bench.
However, he was impressive last term, despite only getting substitute roles, as he scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists.
Reiss Nelson scored a crucial goal for Arsenal last season, helping the Gunners defeat Bournemouth via a dying-minute goal.
The 23-year-old also scored a brace in the 2022/23 Premier League runners-up 5-0 smashing win over Nottingham Forest last term.
The English forward has had loan spells at TSG Hoffenheim, and Feyenoord, and he was impressive for both clubs.
Nelson scored 7 goals and provided 1 assist in 29 appearances for Hoffenheim, while he scored 4 goals and provided 7 assists in 32 appearances for Feyenoord.
He is a go-to option for Mikel Arteta from the bench, as the Spaniard sees him as a valuable contributor to his team.
Reiss Nelson has made 67 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 7 goals and providing 7 assists across all competitions.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s side remain unbeaten in the 2023/24 Premier League season, with three wins, and one draw from four matches.
They began the season with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest, before defeating Crystal Palace by 1-0.
On Saturday, August 26, Arsenal drew 2-2 with Fulham, before recording a 3-1 stunning win over Manchester United on Matchday 4.