It has been officially confirmed that Leeds United have won the race to sign Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah on a one-season loan.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019
✍️ | Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of @EddieNketiah9 on a season-long loan
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 8, 2019
Nketiah had a brilliant pre-season but it was clear that he is still fairly raw and this loan to Leeds is a very good move for him and for Arsenal.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is a top-quality manager admired by the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone, in fact, Pep Guardiola has called him the best coach in the world and that can only be good for young Nketiah.
The 20-year-old will certainly get a lot more first-team action at Elland Road and I have no doubts that he will return to Arsenal a far better player.
Nketiah knocked in four goals in pre-season and the fans were singing his name and a permanent transfer would not have been welcomed, however, a loan to a Championship club is definitely more than acceptable.
The young forward has made 19 first team appearances for Arsenal across all competitions, scoring four goals as well as 25 youth team appearances for the England team from U18 through to U21 knocking in an incredible 21 goals.