Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson claims Twitter hack after Dele Alli tweet

Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson said his Twitter account had been hacked after a vulgar tweet about Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli appeared on it.

After one account had posted a picture of Alli with the caption: "Sum up this man in three words," Nelson's account responded with: "Suck my d---."

The tweet was quickly deleted and Nelson later posted a message saying his account had been hacked and adding that the hacker could have posted something worse.

"Sorry if the previous tweet offended anyone," the post read. "My Twitter was hacked and I just got it back now. Shout out to the hacker though, you could've killed me."

Nelson, 18, is widely seen as one of the most promising talents in the Arsenal academy and has made six starts for the first team, including three in the Europa League, this season.

Arsenal face AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16 on Thursday.