Garth Crooks stunned that in-form Arsenal man is leaving

Garth Crooks believes Eddie Nketiah is Arsenal’s replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he cannot believe the Gunners will allow the striker to leave.

Nketiah moved ahead of Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order just a few weeks ago and he has not looked back since then.

He scored both Arsenal’s goals in their 2-1 win against Leeds United at the weekend and he keeps getting better.

He now has four goals from his last four starts for the club and Crooks believes that is the form of striker that can replace Auba and it makes no sense that he hasn’t still signed a contract extension at the Emirates.

He tells the BBC: “It looks like Arsenal have finally found a striker to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“I find it extraordinary that a 22-year-old English forward, who finds himself at a club like Arsenal and playing the football of his life, hasn’t had his future nailed down by the club.

“He clearly has all the attributes that make a top player. Even if Arsenal were to buy a renowned goal scorer they would be crazy to let Nketiah go.”

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Nketiah will not play this much if he signs a contract extension and Arsenal buys a new striker.

The Englishman is taking his time to decide on his future and he may have concluded on the best next step for himself.

Arsenal needs an experienced forward who can score often, and they will get one before next season begins. Nketiah has to be contented with being the second choice before he would agree to stay.

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  1. I would keep Eddie, we are in Europe next season and he will get more than enough game time. Arteta should keep him. He might be a late starter, but he started when we needed him

    1. Exactly Harold,there will be enough games for him to play between European football, domestic cups,injuries/illness,suspensions… and if we buy a CF he might need time to adapt,also if when played Nketiah keeps performing well and scoring, MA will have no choice but to play him.

  2. Why wouldn’t he stay? Especially if we are in the champions league, be a step down also for him when now he will get playing time. If doesn’t work out have a deal in place where he can be sold with no worries or grudges…

    He should stay and challenge the NewST, he looks up to it!!

  3. Why does the headline say he is leaving?
    I’m sure no such statement has been made by Arsenal.

  4. Does anyone know what Eddie wants?

    If he wants to be No1 at a club then it ain’t here. If he’s happy to be a rotation player with a lot of game time in cups, then he probably fits well here in that role.

  5. I kinda have this feeling that his time has come…and the team is finally coming together with homegrown kids taking the club back to the top and glory era…

    It all started with Saka to ESR to martinelli now nketiah, funny how we are stumbling on solutions to critical problem positions in the team….

    Nketiah is strong, good aerially, quick, bullish and an excellent poacher…

    We now have a poacher/bullish prolific striker, a talismanic winger, a goalscoring midfielder, a skillful technically gifted attacking midfielder, a top goalkeeper etc…..kudos to arteta and the team

    1. The next invincible team might be unfolding before our very eyes….it’s just a matter of time and tweaks here n there…soon this team would be difficult to beat, the signs are there

      1. it’s impossible to recreate another invincible team in the premier league at least in this era, please give me whatever you are smoking 🤣🤣

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