Arsenal legend Paul Merson has claimed that Eddie Nketiah is currently not capable of replacing injured Gabriel Jesus in the team. Hence, the club needs to sign a new forward in January.
He has also said that Eddie Nketiah lacks the experience to play important games for the club. Hence, the club should not take a gamble on starting a young England forward in the team.
ARSENAL LEGEND PAUL MERSON CLAIMS EDDIE NKETIAH IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO START GAMES
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has claimed that Eddie Nketiah is not ready to replace the injured Gabriel Jesus in the starting line-up. He has also said that the Gunners need to sign a new striker. The Gunners legend has also said that the potential striker should have an eye for the goal. He should also help the club challenge for the Premier League title. Hence, it looks like Paul Merson certainly believes that Eddie Nketiah is not ready for the big responsibility of the team.
He further said,
“Eddie Nketiah can’t keep it up, no disrespect to the kid.”
“Of course he can’t. It’s too much to ask. He is brilliant to come on as a sub but they’ve got to go and get a focal point.”
The Arsenal legend further says that Gabriel Jesus is going to be a big miss for the team for the rest of the reason. Hence, Mikel Arteta will have to take the big decisions to continue the brilliant form this season. Eddie Nketiah will also have to continue to train hard to prove the critics wrong.
THE YOUNG ENGLAND FORWARD HAS PROVED HIS HATERS AND PUNDITS WRONG IN THE PAST SEASONS
This is not going to be a new challenge for Eddie Nketiah to prove the pundits wrong. At the end of the last season, Mikel Arteta decided to play Eddie Nketiah ahead of Lacazette in the starting line-up. Many fans and former players criticized Mikel Arteta for making the following decision. However, Arteta stood by the decision for the rest of the last of matches. Hence, Eddie Nketiah repaid the trust and scored enough goals to secure a contract renewal with the club.
A number of reports have also claimed that he is working hard on his fitness and his technical ability with the ball. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has also praised the ability of Eddie Nketiah. He further said,
“We have the option with Eddie, of course. He showed great games as well in the past and we need to support Gabi first. “We need to support Eddie as well, because he will be a big, big part of the next two or three months. “But I am looking forward to it because we have the quality to bring Eddie there and to help him.”
Hence, it looks like Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal teammates are going to help him get as many as goals for the season. The teammates including Eddie will also hope that Gabriel Jesus can have a speedy recovery. It is because Gabriel Jesus is the player to make the playing style of Mikel Arteta work better.
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