Eddie Nketiah burst into recognition when he single-handedly rescued Arsenal from defeat to Norwich in the League Cup earlier in the season, and he has since been on the periphery of the Gunners first-team squad and has managed 8 substitute appearances for the club so far this season.
Obviously he has a long way to go to dislodge Aubameyang, Lacazette and Welbeck from the pecking order, but he is loving training with the first team and improving his already excellent technique. “I’ve been watching their movement, how they finish in front of goal,” Nketiah said. “Everyone has a different style, so I’m just trying to pick up a few things from them.
“They’re world-class strikers, so to be able to train with them and learn from them is a great feeling. I just want to keep working hard by learning from the best.”
He returned to the under-23’s this week and scored a goal against the Chelsea reserves to keep our reserves on target to top their League, but he has higher ambitions for his career. “I’ve got a few more targets in my head but I want to keep them a bit more personal,” he continued.
“I’ve definitely achieved some of them in terms of scoring for the first-team and making my competitive debut.
“I’m just looking forward and setting myself new targets every time I achieve an old one. it’s all about continuing to exceed those targets because there’s always something you can aspire to, something to beat.”
The youth England international has been scoring for fun for his country as well and has the attributes to go right to the top. Arsenal need to nurture this talent and make sure he stays to become an Arsenal legend in the future….