The young Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah seems to score for fun whatever level he is played at and has done so ever since he was a schoolboy. Even the great Thierry Henry was very unsurprised when he came on as a late sub against Norwich in the last round of the League Cup and scored the equaliser with his first touch of the ball, and then added the winner in extra time.
The youngster himself is very sure about his talents and he was never happier than his night of brilliance against Norwich. “That night will stay with me for ever,” he said, when asked about it.
“I’m just so grateful to the boss for giving me the chance and to the fans for welcoming me by singing my name like that. I’m just happy to have been able to help the team with a couple of goals.
“It was another great moment and was nice to be able to give back to the boss for believing in me.
“I wasn’t really nervous, I’ve been scoring goals all my life, so I’ve always believed I could go out there and do it.
“To bring it into reality was incredible and I wouldn’t say I feel any pressure now. I’m just trying to stick to my normal game and play and train hard, so that when the next opportunity arises I’m ready to make the impact again.”
Could he be brought on if we are in trouble against West Ham this evening? He certainly has a cool head on him, but he obviously still has room for lots of improvement. This is definitely one player I’m backing to become an Arsenal star in the next few years. Are you?