“He misses chances.” Pundit gives Nketiah a brutal dressing down

Gabby Agbonlahor has criticised Eddie Nketiah and expressed his belief that the striker is not of the required quality for Arsenal.

Nketiah has become a prominent figure within the Gunners squad, leading the attack in several matches this season when Gabriel Jesus was unavailable.

However, Nketiah’s performances have not instilled much confidence, which has led to calls for Arsenal to sign a more clinical attacker.

The striker has been afforded opportunities to prove himself at the club, but it is probable that he will be permitted to depart the Emirates in the summer as Arsenal seeks to strengthen their squad with new players.

Speaking about the new England international, Agbonlahor tells Football Insider:

“I look at Nketiah and I see a player you bring on for 10 minutes if you need a goal.

“He’s more of a super sub.

“He’s not strong enough, not quick enough, he misses chances, he doesn’t have the instinct in front of goal.

“It’s different if you have the pace, but Nketiah doesn’t have that killer speed.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Nketiah is among the less effective strikers at the top clubs in England, and it’s evident that he lacks the qualities required to lead our frontline if we aim to win the league.

If his underperformance persists, we will require a new target man for the second half of the season.


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  1. It will be interesting to see who will be willing to match the reported £100k a week that Eddie is on, if The Arsenal decide to sell him.
    I have this feeling that talking a transfer will be easier than actually making one.

      1. It’s looking like we sold the wrong one of the two, we should have kept Balogun and gone with Jesus as our main striker until we can get a quality forward in January.

  2. Think Arsenal has effectively put Eddie in the shopping window by his run in the team, he could fits into a Brighton, West Ham or even Palace

  3. The thing I have noticed most about Nketiah during his career at Arsenal, has been his “lack of instinct in front of goal.” He doesn’t make runs into the box to provide passing opportunities for Odegaard and other midfielders and fails to get on the end of crosses put into the box by Arsenal’s wide players. Given the scoring opportunities provided by Arsenal’s general play, Nketiah’s conversion rate is poor. A top class CF makes numerous runs into the box during a game, without an scoring opportunity falling to them on the chance that they will be well positioned when one does. Nketiah doesn’t do this.

  4. I keep saying it all Eddie needs to do is work on his curlers grass cut,low or high to convert half chances. a scenario he found himself just before he was hauled of against Bournemouth and another against spurs and city. I can imagine what fans would’ve think of him if he had converted those chances, an evidence that there is just a small margin between a scape goat and fan favourite,a dud and a cult hero and a good player and world class players in the eyes of football fans. Eddie will break into the latters if he could just do that one thing.

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