Arsenal to make another attempt to keep resurgent player

Arsenal will likely add a number of new players to their squad in the summer, but they probably also have to reconsider their outgoing stars as well.

The likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah will be out of contract in the summer.

If things don’t change, they will leave the club as free agents, but the Gunners are interested in keeping the latter.

Nketiah is enjoying a sustained run in the first team for the first time in a very long time, but it is coming just at the end of his current deal.

The club has attempted to hand him a new one but he turned them down.

He has been in stunning form since he returned to the starting XI and now the Gunners are keen to make him stay.

The Daily Mail says Mikel Arteta will make another attempt to keep the former England Under21 star before his current deal runs out.

The striker might want assurances that he would start many games before staying and it remains to be seen if the club can guarantee him that.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Nketiah’s return to form has been a good thing, and it naturally means we should keep him at all costs.

However, we need an established striker that is more experienced than he is.

If we get one in the summer, he might return to playing a bench role at the Emirates.

CALLING ALL ARSENAL FANS! Anyone who would like to contribute an Article or Video opinion piece on JustArsenal, please contact us through this link

Video – Mikel Arteta Talks about Arsenal’s massive win over West Ham, injuries and the team’s “character”

Tags Eddie Nketiah


  1. We need a plan B aerial dominant striker and a pacey, creative striker that can finish around the goal.

    Sorry but Nketiah is neither of these. 2 good games don’t outweigh 2 1/2 years of poor performances at the club.

    He didn’t get an extended run of games because he never produced anything worthy of consideration.

    Best for both sides to move on in the Summer. Many want average players out and positions and depth upgraded, so it’s a great opportunity to start with the striker position.

  2. Difficult task. He seems vastly improved lately, but I don’t see him as our no. 1 striker to start next season, and if he only sees himself in club, where he is no. 1, then it is impossible.

  3. Nketiah has certainly applied himself in recent games and his runs and speed remind me a little of Anelka but without the deadly finish. I hope he stays but sure he won’t want to play second fiddle to any of our rumoured striker purchases. Regarding Elneny, he has already said he wants to stay even if he’s not a first choice player and I really hope he does, his forward runs and passes against WH were impressive.

  4. Not much to say but i’ll urge them to live their unscripted movie,things will come good in the end such is life.

  5. I really want the club to keep Nketiah,he has shown us what he can do, i think he just need a playing time to build his confidence

  6. Please do all in time to keep Nketiah.Remind him that he has been very patient and training hard so he should not be emotional and destroy his future. A future well founded by Coach Arteta.. Now that he has come a long way to grap the complicated play style of Arsenal and Partey his clan man is there to boost him going into Black Star.
    Let him also know that
    changing club does not guarantee first team like he is having now. They will want him as a back up. He should make a career in Arsenal because there are prospects there for him now.

  7. Nketiahs plea -or demand if you prefer- to “play me or I go” has shades of MARTINEZ, whose bluff was called and so we got RAMSDALE.
    This will be a game of poker between the club and Eddie till the summer comes IMO and I CANNOT POSSIBLY FORECAST THE OUTCOME.
    It will, IMO, ultimately depend on HOW MUCH personal ambition Eddie has, esp if we make top four this season.

    He can choose to be a reasonable sized fish in a goldfish bowl, such as PALACE, or consider that IF he wants to play for a top level club, NO club of that kind will make do with just ONE striker. Not even US, next season.
    So ultimately it is his choice and that is the way it should be, in the modern world!

    On balance, my gut feeling is he will stay. After all, I have never seen him as being thick!

  8. If he leaves Arsenal,it better be for another English club so we can get compensation for him.

  9. Nketiah will most likely stay if we make it to the CL and even if we sign a new striker as the main man to lead the attack, he will get enough playing time since we will have lot of games including Europe and the Cup games. He has improved a lot and it would be unwise to let him go at this juncture of his career where he could make a great impact for the first team.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors
JustArsenal Top Ten UK Blogs