West Ham is interested in a free transfer of Eddie Nketiah and has made adding him to their squad a priority.
The England Under-21 record goal-scorer is in the final few months of his Arsenal deal and he has rejected attempts to tie him down to a new deal so far.
The Gunners will now have to deal with losing another striker after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the club in the January transfer window.
Nketiah was in good goal-scoring form in the Carabao Cup this season, but Arsenal has since exited the competition and he rarely starts league matches for the Gunners.
Football Insider claims West Ham wants to sign him and he is one of their main attacking targets when the transfer window reopens.
Because he is younger than 24, Arsenal will be due some money in compensation fees when he leaves the club and joins the Irons.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Nketiah will struggle to play if he extends his contract at Arsenal and even he knows that.
The time has come for the club to release him so that he can build a career for himself at another club.
He is simply not good enough for us, but he could become a top player for West Ham.
I think it’s hilarious when fans claim certain players are not good enough for AFC.
But after 2 years are still going on about “trusting the process” of our “on the job training manager“…SMH
Thank God you ain’t Arsenal’s coach, we probably would have Guendouzi as our goal Keeper.
I find it hilarious how some so called fans call Arteta a trainee manager… JCL
JCL as in Johnny Come Lately??
I find it hilarious that you consider him a “real” manager, when he is in fact an “OJT” (on the job training) coach.
And here’s a realtime lesson, being critical of the “coach” doesn’t make one less of a fan/ supporter of the club. IJS
NJ_Gunner, I find it absolutely hilarious that you don’t know the difference between a coach and a manager 🤣. Try reading up on the history of the club and you’ll find that there’s been a few people who were given the managers job at The Arsenal who didn’t even have any coaching experience. 595.
Just keep trusting in the process dude. We’ll get somewhere one day, hopefully…
NJ_Gunner, I will, as that is what a real supporter does 😊.
So somehow he is not good enough for us but could be a top player for West-Ham?I mean it’s not like we are much better than the Hammers.having said that,I agree he would be a better fit at WH but nothing to do with not being good enough,just not the type of striker we need.
I find a lot of comments on here hilarious.
Erm…”He is simply not good enough for us, but he could become a top player for West Ham.” Perhaps you’re stuck in the past? Arsenal just lost by 4 goals to Crystal Palace. At this point in time they’re currently 3 points ahead of them (for the first time this season). Wake up.
I reckon this is a feasible rumour, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Leicester didn’t make an enquiry about Eddie as well but I think he could suit West Ham nicely, who we will be competing with again next season
I am a fan, I wanted him to get starts last season when Auba was struggling, ditto this and now that Laca has all but dried up, but the Gaffer obviously doesn’t fancy him