Eddie Nketiah

Contract rebel Eddie Nketiah attracts attention close to home

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah is set to be out of contract in the summer with several Premier League clubs thought to be interested in acquiring the forward. The Mirror reports higher-ups at the North-London club are ‘pulling out all of the stops’ to retain the 22-year-old who joined the club as a schoolboy.
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Eddie Nketiah is running the anchor leg of Arsenal’s top-four race

At the 2008 Olympics, there were murmurs of shock when an all-conquering Jamaican team entrusted Asafa Powell to run its anchor leg in the men’s 4x100m relay. Just a few days earlier in the individual final, Usain Bolt had broken the world record, already showboating as he crossed the line while Powell laboured back in fifth. But if the decision had provoked any whispers of doubt, they were silenced emphatically when Powell crossed the line in just 8.68s - then the fastest anchor leg in history. He might have remained largely in Bolt’s shadow, who was behind barking encouragement right...

Eddie Nketiah guides Arsenal to brink of top four finish as 10-man Leeds drop into relegation zone

There are certain afternoons when fate seems destined to conspire in one direction. On this occasion, it was instigated by the relentless running of Eddie Nketiah within just five minutes and made permanent by a Leeds capitulation of such astounding conviction in the first half, it was as though they were intent on writing their own relegation obituary.After Tottenham dropped points against Liverpool yesterday, there ought to have been a degree of pressure on Mikel Arteta’s side, one that in the past they’ve struggled at times to shoulder. But there was a buoyancy to the Emirates on an idyllic spring...

Eddie Nketiah brace boosts Arsenal’s top-four push and leaves Leeds in trouble

Arsenal’s quest for a return to Champions League football continued as they laboured to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Leeds with Eddie Nketiah’s brace sending the visitors into the Premier League relegation zone.The clash at the Emirates Stadium was always going to have repercussions at both ends of the table and the result leaves the Gunners on the cusp of a top-four finish.Nketiah, on loan at Leeds during the 2019-20 campaign, appeared to all-but seal the points in the opening 10 minutes before Luke Ayling was dismissed to add to the woes of Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch, whose side...

Charles Watts believes Eddie Nketiah will leave Arsenal this summer

There has been much discussion on JustArsenal recently about whether Mikel Arteta should do his utmost to persuade Eddie Nketiah to sign a contract extension and stay at the Gunners next season, especially since his two goal display against Chelsea. But the fact is that the boyish-looking 22 year-old has...

Arsenal reignite top-four hopes as Eddie Nketiah scores twice in thriller against Chelsea

Out of so much chaos, some order. Arsenal claimed a first win in four, to recharge their challenge for the top four, at one of the unlikeliest of venues. And that, largely, from the least likely of heroes. Eddie Nketiah hadn’t scored a league goal in 367 days before this trip to Chelsea, and his team hadn’t scored in three games against mid-table teams.It took seven minutes for that to change, the striker eventually hitting his second to send Mikel Arteta’s team on the way to a raucous 4-2 victory just when it seemed their season was tail-spinning.It was admittedly...