Arsenal is allegedly hoping to sign Eddie Nketiah to a new three-year contract.
The 22-year-old has yet to play a minute of Premier League football this season, but he has two goals in two EFL Cup games against AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United.
Nketiah was widely anticipated to leave the Emirates before the transfer window closed. And he is set to become a free agent after the current season.
Mikel Arteta, though, is eager for Nketiah to commit his future to Arsenal following his goal against Leeds. And the Gunners now want to lock the Englishman down for another three years.
Arsenal is expected to lose Eddie Nketiah for free after the season as a result of the club’s transfer failures.
There have been opportunities for the club to cash in on Nketiah, or at the very least loan him out. They decided to place their trust in Folarin Balogun, whose stock had increased rapidly over the previous year. At a time when Nketiah’s had curved oppositely.
Eddie Nketiah and Arsenal
Given his inability to secure a starting spot ahead of both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The former Cobham youth’s replacement appearances and resultant performances were never going to fulfil either his or Arsenal’s goals.
Failure to achieve a permanent relocation elsewhere in the summer. The reasons for which are unknown but unlikely to be attributable to a single party. Nketiah has been left in an unfavourable position: he is not a first-team regular. And he is not taking minutes away from Balogun in the Under-23s.
With two goals in two starts against AFC Wimbledon and Leeds. The 22-year-old has not only struck the back of the net. But he has also developed a more rounded, complete game. That fox in the box nature has been developed with more efficient hold-up play. Surges into the channels, and fine-tuned one-touch link up.
There are more strings to his bow. Improving such qualities with little to no competition activity will allure. And motivate a European and British market that is always looking for objectives. It’s now 15 in 67 appearances for Arsenal. Which is a good record considering the majority of those have been as substitutes.
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