Arsenal striker Nketiah has “been working hard” to fill in for Jesus

Arsenal striker Nketiah has ‘been working hard’ to fill in for Jesus by Michelle

Arsenal’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus has undergone surgery after suffering a serious injury at the FIFA World Cup tournament in Dubai, as has been much reported, but with their star striker out of action for the medium term (around 3 months) Mikel Arteta obviously has options to consider.

One would assume that Arteta’s obvious choice would be Martinelli in the first instance, though rumours abound around Arsenal signing yte oung Ukranian midfielder Mykhalo Mudryk, with nothing confirmed by Arsenal as yet.

Meanwhile Eddie Nketiah is desperate for the opportunity to impress in the centre-forward role as he told Goal: Of course, it is an opportunity for myself. These things happen in football, unfortunately, so you’ve just got to be ready for the moment when it comes. I have been working hard, I’ve been working hard all season and I’m sure when I get the opportunity I’ll be able to come in and help the team.

An Arsenal player from the age of 16, 23 year old Nketiah scored 24 goals in both of his first two seasons in the Gunners youth squad, then was moved up to the first-team at the age of 18, with Arsenal saying he is: Fast, hard-working with fantastic movement.

Nketiah has featured in 19 games for Arsenal this season so far and been in the starting XI for all of Arsenal’s Europa League and Carabao Cup matches, while coming on as a substitute on 12 occasions in the Premier League. He has notched up three goals and an assist in the cup competitions, but is yet to get going in the league this season.  Could this be his golden opportunity?

It will be interesting to see what Arteta does as Arsenal gear up for a return to Premier League action in the coming weeks.



  1. Life will be so much easier if Eddie manages a brace on Boxing day.

    Lad this is your straight shot at the first team without looking over your shoulders,

    I expect a massive match in front of the faithfuls a 3 nil to Arsenal with a brace from Eddie is exactly what the doctor order.

  2. Whether Eddie will be able to carry the burden of CF for Arsenal over the remainder of the season will have to be seen. That said, it would be better if Arsenal sign a new CF to share the load with Nketiah and I heard rumours Arsenal might try to sign Vlahovic this January although I dont know how reliable the rumours are, but it would be great to have the serbian hitman on our rolls. We are 5 points clear at the top of the PL and such opportunities are few and rare and we must make the most out of it. A CF and a midfielder would be great signings.

  3. Hi ! Fellow ”Gunners’ ‘s now left for ”Nketia” to prove his worth, what he really made of, by scoring every matches he features, so that he gives ”Confidence and Trust” to Coach, and people, anything short of this sorry he ‘s gonna have rival for this role, because it’s not sure if ”GABII” is gonna pick up immediately he comes back from injury

  4. I think Eddie Nketia does need a backup. What happens where he picks up and injury, who’s gonna takeover? Arsenal need to sign a CF and a MF.
    Let what use to happen during Wenger’s days not repeat itself. A situation where Arsenal finishes top of the table in December and in January they start dropping. The reason is that the players are always overworked because we don’t have a good bench. We need to sign so I’d doesn’t happen again.

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