Arsenal striker closing in on a move to Premier League rivals

Newcastle United could well be closing in on a move to sign Eddie Nketiah this month, leaving Arsenal’s squad numbers thinning by the week.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah.

The 22-year-old has hardly seen action in an Arsenal jersey this season and it’s crystal clear to everyone that his future lies somewhere other than the red half of London.

Despite just being a squad player, the Gunners have tried to extend the Englishman’s contract. However, those approaches were swiftly rejected by Nketiah who is determined to leave the Emirates Stadium in search of regular playing opportunities.

It seems like Eddie Howe has promised the England U21 international minutes on the pitch and a deal might be closer to completion. If the 22 year-old does depart, he will be the fifth departure in the current transfer window with others being Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari and more recently Calum Chambers.

At the time when Arsenal are seriously pushing for a top four spot in the Premier League, it kind of seems irrational to make the squad thinner.

Although the Gunners will greet players back from the AFCON, they will still lack squad depth.
Not just Nketiah but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also received official approaches from heavyweights Juventus and Barcelona.
Letting both of them leave will certainly mean a late bid from the club for a centre forward. After failing to convince Dusan Vlahovic, sights will likely be shifted to Jonathan David, Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Considering this is Arsenal, we might not end up signing anyone. And you can only wonder how that will affect our campaign.

Yash Bisht

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8 Comments

  1. Newcastle are hardly a rival…. well not yet anyway.
    But us selling off all of our players, deadwood or not and not bringing in replacements is extremely worrying.

    1. Newcastle are Arsenal’s PREMIER LEAGUE rivals.
      Declan, rivals don’t need to be neck to neck to be called rivals.

      1. Don’t be ridiculous, they are not rivals and likely won’t even be in the PREMIER LEAGUE next season! By the way, I was referring to the headline which we are always told you article writers have nothing to do with.

  2. If we can bring someone in to replace him be a great deal but otherwise a complete disaster. With aubameyang being frozen out theres only lacazette and Nketiah as our strikers just wouldn’t be enough.

  3. maybe this was all part of a bigger scheme that ultimately unveils Pepe in the 9 or 10 position…it’s like a new signing?!?

  4. They took Willock and now they’re in relegation zone. If they take Nketiah as well then they’ll be well sorted for decent championship-level ex-Arsenal players for when they get relegated. The lack of a replacement may seem worrying now but I’m sure it will work out in the long run.

    1. Exactly! Wenger in the latter years did sign championship level players and in that direction we were headed eventually, good for us Mikel’s signings have propelled us to the top tier of the table. Once the remaining smileys are gone, we are good to go for the title. The revolution is underway, support it.

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