Mikel Arteta tips young Arsenal star for England call-up

Mikel Arteta has tipped in-form Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah to earn an England callup.

Nketiah became a part of the Arsenal first-team set up in January after his loan spell at Leeds United was cut short.

He was expected to leave the Emirates for another loan spell, but he impressed Arteta in training and the Spaniard decided to keep him as a part of his first team.

The Englishman has repaid the faith with some fine performances. Scoring in consecutive games against West Ham and Leicester City ahead of Arsenal’s league game against Liverpool next week.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Spanish manager said that the striker, who has scored 12 goals in 10 under21 England matches will get his chance to play for the senior England national team if he keeps impressing like he is doing at the moment.

He is confident of that happening because of how Gareth Southgate’s team of coaches have trusted youngsters with chances.

Arteta said via Mail Online: ‘Obviously if he keeps performing in the way he has been with us in the last few months he will have a really good chance.

‘I think culturally, England and the actual manager are really brave with young kids.

‘It’s up to them, they have to be consistent and keep doing what they’re doing at club level and then that opportunity will come in a natural way.’

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  1. He will eventually but KEV what is the deal with Aouer? Always has good insight to arsenal transfers. Or anybody lol

  2. Arteta to use Ozil should have willian as a midfieder on a 4411 formation Pepe or Aubameang gunman willian will play like khedhira on counter attack thats tactical change of attacking

  3. He is good enough but he shouldn’t need to rush as Gareth is still in charge. He is unfortunately not a good coach and is an FA patsy.

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