Arsenal urged to sell fringe star – ‘I can see it happening’

Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to allow Eddie Nketiah to join West Ham United and reinvest the money elsewhere.

The England Under-21 international has played very little minutes this season in comparison to last term, starting less than half the games with the same amount of appearances.

He has remained the club’s second choice striker this term despite pressure coming for Folarin Balogun to be given a chance, although the manager has opted to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang through the middle on occasion also.

While Nketiah struggles for league goals, minutes and starts in general, I struggle to disagree with Campbell’s stance on the interest.

He states that we have enough cover without the 21 year-old in the squad, and believes that West Ham could land their target if they was to offer around £20 Million, which he would invest in other areas of the team.

“With Martinelli back in the frame as well, West Ham might be a good opportunity for Nketiah to leave whether it be on loan or permanently, and I can see it happening,” he told Football Insider.

“Arteta has to chop and change that squad. There are a couple of tough decisions coming up.

“If you can get £20 Million for Nketiah, that could be put to good use somewhere else in the squad. There is more of a need in other positions so I think it is business that the club might do.”

Has Nketiah done enough this season to warrant regular minutes in the Premier League? Could we not take advantage of West Ham’s need for a striker and allow the youngster to pick up some crucial first-team football?


Tags Eddie Nketiah West Ham. Kevin Campbell


  1. gooner4life says:

    Take the money and keep Balagon he is a much better option.

    1. Johnmike says:

      gooner4life,you are on point.

  2. Armoury says:

    Selling youngsters is the biggest mistake because they still have room for improvement. Rather sell Xhaka, Mustafi, Willian, andSocratis. All those players can generate more than £20mil. You wanna do the same mistake as when Arsenal sold Iwobi to buy Pepe. We also sold Harry Kane and Gnabry, who turned to be big stars

    1. Jimmy B says:

      We’d all prefer to sell Mustafi, Willian, and Socratis but nobody’s stupid enough to buy them. Xhaka’s a far better player than you and the likes of you will ever understand. Iwobi’s one of the worst players I’ve ever seen in an Arsenal shirt and as inconsistent as Pepe is, he’s better drunk than Iwobi will ever be. We didn’t sell Kane and as for Gnarby, every club makes mistakes.

      1. gizzle says:

        Bro i will rather pay 70 million for Iwobi than pay 72 million for Pepe .
        As we can see the former is doing well for Everton.
        Iwobi is an annoying player but he is an academy product and till date is still 23 years of age contrary to what people may make you think . He is our most valuable sale , even leaving he helped the club . Did Iwobi do 2 % of the shit Xhaka does . Or do you think willock will be get to the same

    2. Manranking says:

      Surely Timmy is in the point .making nketiah out of the club is another problem…why are we looking for old players ?

  3. Lugdush says:

    Selling iwobi wasn’t a mistake but a very good peace of business..i would sell nketiah since that could convince balogun to stay Ana we could invest that money on other player, like Buendía.

  4. jon fox says:

    If WHU are serious About offering £20mill for skinny, ineffective Eddie, -though I doubt they can be that daft- we should snap their silly hand off ASAP.

    1. Durand says:

      Agree Jon, the club can’t wait to even see if Nketiah will ever improve. Let him do it on loan, or sell him immediately if an offer comes in.

      Good attitude, but we need goals, which he simply can’t provide.

    2. Stew says:

      Your 100% right sell eddie and i think laca aswell buy a world class stricker to go with Aabu Saka wit Smith -Rowe in behind .the 4231 is working well id love a player like Ramsey next to Partey aswell .in all by the finish of next summer .i think we need to get a Back up Gk ,Box to Box midfielder ,Stricker ,Maybe a Right Back ,And also a lot of dead wood out the club Willian has to go think Pepe might get another Season .

  5. Clive says:

    20million? Sale him immediately,

  6. Stew says:

    Or Sell Eddie and another few players put in some of our own money for gods sake even offer them Cash plus players and try and get Jack Grealish i think his the best player we came up against so far this season add him into the mix of youth and exspearience we have now it could Chance the Club

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