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Nketiah Can Lift Arsenal Up To The Next Level – Mikel Arteta

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta regard Eddie Nketiah as one of the prolific young players in the world of football. Nketiah started his career at Arsenal through the youth ranks before getting a spot to play with the senior squad in 2017.

The 21-year-old netted his first Premier League goal on the game of 2018-19 campaign against Burnley.

Having scored four goals during Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States, Nketiah was loan out to Leeds in August to continue his development.

Regrettably, he struggled for regular playing time at Elland Road, and then he moved back Emirates in January.

Arteta got appointed to replace Emery in December, when he decided not to allow Nketiah to go out on loan again after witnessing his ability at close quarters, and he is now hoping the young English forward to reward him for his faith by helping Arsenal finish the season strongly.

“We treat Eddie as an important part of our squad,” the Gunners boss said in a press conference on Monday.

“We had to make an important decision not to let him go on loan again after the spell he had at Leeds.

“I watched him train and I was very convinced he was the right player for us to move us to the next level, that he can contribute in a big way to the way we want to play.

“He has been fantastic so far.”