If it wasn’t impressive enough for Eddie Nketiah to score both goals against Norwich on his Arsenal debut to send the Gunners through to the next round of the Caraboa Cup, the 18 year-old has done even better on his debut for the England U19s by scoring FOUR times in the World Cup Qualifier against the Faroe Islands.
Nketiah scored inside the box halfway through the first half to give England a narrow 1-0 lead at the break, and he then doubled his tally for the night just before the hour mark and the Young Lions then took total control. Elliot Embleton made it 3-0 just 4 minutes later before Nketiah sealed his hat-trick from the spot.
Ben Brereton made it 5-0 but Nketiah was not content with just a hat-trick and went looking for his fourth, and he was justly rewarded with an excellent volley right at the end to complete the rout.
It looks like Chelsea made a big mistake when they released Nketiah and Arsenal were quick to call him in for a trial, and he immediately impressed with a debut goal against West Ham, and he was snapped up by Liam Brady, who recently said: “It is a Premier League rule – and a good rule – that when you take a boy on loan it is for a six-week period,”
“That gives ample time for the boy and the club to make a judgment. He just grew on everybody. It is not easy when you are told you have to leave a club but he has guts and seized a new opportunity. We signed him and he hasn’t stopped scoring since.”
And he still is! And hopefully he will carry on scoring for Arsenal for the next 10 years as well! You can’t make a more promising start that that….