The youngster Eddie Nketiah gave an incredible Arsenal debut by pulling the Gunners reserves back from the abyss against Norwich last week’ and has shown Arsene Wenger why he fully deserves a new contract with a massive hike in wages, although according to reports they are only going to offer 15,000 GBP a week initially. It may not sound like much but it is a massive increase from his current 2000 a week, and a hell of a lot of money for an 18 year-old!
One person who thinks that Nketiah is a future star and who knows him better than most is our very own striking legend Thierry Henry, who wrote in the Sun: “I worked with Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah when I was with the Under-18s and I was delighted to see him grab two goals in the Carabao Cup win over Norwich in midweek. Delighted but not surprised.
“He is a great kid and was a pleasure to work with. He was always on time, listened hard and was a good worker, willing to learn and improve.
“He will always score goals, even when he’s 60! He is just a killer in the box, as he showed against Norwich.
“He’s not a fancy player, all stepovers and drag backs, but is just lethal in front of goal. He doesn’t need many chances.
“He gives and moves, is quick, he is a fighter — but in the right way — and has an amazing leap on him, as we saw for his second goal at the Emirates. And he has just the right amount of confidence.
“If that guy plays, he scores. Simple.”
Well, you can’t get a better recommendation that that can you? I can fully see him being promoted to the Arsenal first team very quickly and could easily take Giroud’s place as a striking supersub in the near future, and when he builds himself up even further he will be a shoe-in for the Starting XI.
Sign him up quick Arsene!