Arsenal legend singles out one player for criticism after Forest loss

Ian Wright has revealed he was unimpressed by some aspects of Eddie Nketiah’s game in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest yesterday.

The striker who has been like a specialist in the Carabao Cup this season was handed a start in the FA Cup game.

Arsenal expected to get past Forest and reach the next round of the competition.

However, the hosts stunned them with a late winner.

Many players were below-par in the performance on the night and we could question the desire to win of every one of them.

Arsenal legend, Wright singled out Nketiah for criticism and said via The Daily Mail: ‘I thought his movement was very poor.

‘Ally [McCoist, on commentary duty] was talking about it, there were a couple of instances when you thought if it is not quite going for you, you just need to be sharper.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Considering Nketiah’s form in the other cup competition this season, we expected a very good performance from the Englishman in this game.

However, he let most of us down and it remains unclear why he was so out of sorts.

He had recently recovered from covid-19, perhaps he is still feeling the effect of the illness in his body.

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  1. Nkethiah’s level is Chamionship and nothing more. Why we did not cash in on him in the summer is a mystery. He was never going to be the level we need and it seems everybody with the exception of Arteta saw this.
    Another very poor decision that has cost us money. Nobody will ever convince me Balogun was not worth giving the minutes Nketiah has had this season.

  2. More evidence that Nketiah is not good enough. No reason keeping him at the club, he’s only keeping out players trying to come up to first team.

    Need an intervention to bring Arteta back to reality and tell him to let Nketiah go.

  3. Balogun has played more League game minutes than Eddie this season Phil and from what I’ve seen of him he looks less likely to make it at that level than Eddie

    I believe you and I have been here before Durand, who are these players?, are they better than Balogun?

    I think Eddie should stay but we do need to buy in that position, at least one and depending on what happens with Auba maybe two

    I believe Laca will go

  4. Eddie should stay….he can score goals…and he will be o.k as a squad player…..we need squad players……..!

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