Arsenal striker in talks over potential move to Germany

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a potential free transfer at the end of the season.

The 22 year-old is into the final months of his current deal in north London, and doesn’t appear to be any closer to signing a new deal at the Emirates.

With just six months remaining on his current terms, he is allowed to talk to foreign clubs over a prospective move at the end of his contract, and Bayer Leverkusen are claimed by the DailyMail to have begun talks already.

Arsenal fans have mixed reviews on Eddie. Many believe that Folarin Balogun should be playing ahead of him, despite Nketiah having the more experience and showing more in the chances they’ve been given, and with him earning his way into the record books by breaking Alan Shearer’s England Under-21 record for most goals.

I personally believe that we would be better of keeping Nketiah, and even believe he should be given more minutes to prove his worth in the first-team, and with Aubameyang unavailable over the coming weeks, he should well get his chance. Whether he will get enough minutes to be happy to stay at the Emirates beyond the summer at this point seems unlikely however, but I’m not wholly convinced that he actually wants to leave the club.

Can you see any chance of Nketiah signing a new deal? Do you believe that Balogun should be the one getting the chances in the first-team?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Gotta_feel_sorry_for_the_lad says:

    Let him go, try and get some money selling him now if English clubs compete with offers. If he decides to go to Germany and we lose him for nothing, what to do..
    Zero loyalty after being with us and improved as a player probably, up to smart tap-in merchant, doesn’t acknowledge we lose a chance for money by just extending contract a year to protect his value and receive bids. If he thinks he’s brilliant enough to blackmail Arteta into playing him first choice he can go somewhere and show everyone why he’s not good enough for the top half of the EFL.

    No point always blaming the club if players leave. Donyell Malen wanted to go back to Holland and Gnabry wanted to go to Germany.

  2. Gotta_feel_sorry_for_the_lad says:

    .. And he’s nowhere close to their level.. Watford maximum..

  3. Durand says:

    Never able to translate his U-23 form to the PL level despite couple years in the first team.

    He is a poacher, never added anything else to his skill set. Technique, creating his own shot, creating for others, hold up play, etc… Arsenal can’t waste the roster spot waiting to see if Nketiah can be a dependable striker for the club.

  4. jon fox says:

    I’ll answer Patricks usual rather silly questions that he usually ends his articles by saying this. I answer NO to both.

    I say this because I firmly believe our club will be bringing in one top level striker this month, though I have no idea whom it will be.
    My firm belief is that neither of those players he mentions is at all ready to play as a regular and BALOGUN is further away from being ready than is Nketiah.

    I see and agree with Nketia, already aged 22, being let go TBH.

    Balogun will IMO stay for the time being but I DO NOT SEE HIM MAKING THE GRADE AT THE LEVEL WE NEED.

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