Nketiah “relaxed” about his Arsenal future despite his contract running down

Eddie Nketiah is relaxed about his Arsenal future, according to Sky Sports as he enters the last months of his current deal.

The striker hasn’t played for Arsenal this season because of injury and he has seen Folarin Balogun get promoted into the first team to provide even more competition for a place.

The Gunners have given him a new deal, but he is not interested in signing it, neither does he look keen to leave them this summer.

Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth says the striker is relaxed about his future as he can sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in just three months or he wait until the summer when more options will open up for him.

He also claimed that Crystal Palace and an unnamed German club tried to sign the striker from the Gunners in this transfer window, but their efforts failed.

Sheth said on Sky Sports “This is one that has been rumbling on for the entire summer as well.

“Palace and an unnamed German club both tried to do a deal with Arsenal for Eddie Nketiah, both failed to do the deal for Nketiah

“It means Eddie Nketiah at this stage is likely to stay at Arsenal beyond this transfer window.

“He is very relaxed about the situation though because he is entering the final year of his contract now, and he is three months away from effectively being able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club.

“Or fail in that, wait until next summer and have plenty more options.

“So Eddie Nketiah likely to be staying unless there is a last minute offer from another club.”

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6 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Another player to add to the list of players being mismanaged. 8 mil is better than zip.

    MA/Edu are the absolute masters of letting players run down contracts and being loaned out until contracts run down.

  2. Fred Umaka says:

    I like Eddie. He is has a good demeanor and unruffled air about him. I see the likes of Messi in him. He is not sold on hype or over asserting himself. The Manager has not helped to boost his self-esteem and confidence by the lack of playtime. He is definitely worth more than he is evaluated at the moment. I see a star in him and would like to see him given more time without any pressure on him, otherwise, he needs to go to another club where he will shine.

  3. allezkev says:

    I thought he looked pretty good in pre season, he seemed to have bulked up and was effective playing out wide but of course the injury has buggered everything. He can’t, as I understand it, sign a pre contract until January, so that’s 4 months to sort something out, just as we went to the 11th hour to sort out Nelson, Balogun and Taylor Hart, and they all stayed.

    If he gets some exposure and does well then I’m sure that the club will come to an agreement with him.
    If not then good luck Eddie with the rest of your career.

  4. siamois says:

    Another baffling decision by MA &Edu.

  5. Gunner4life says:

    Arsenal need all the potential goalscorers they can muster. The goals for last season were poor and asking ESR, Odegaard and Saka to chip in is essential for us to have a decent season. Xhaka, Partey, Holding, White, Chambers, guarantee us no goals in a season. This has to change. If Arteta can’t manage this there are plenty of other people who will.

  6. Kuzma1 says:

    I hope Eddie regains the fitness he needs to shine. What’s really troublesome is that Arteta is proving not to be a great judge of talent not just with Eddie, but overall.
    Arteta loans out talents like Saliba, Guendozi. Then he plays Holding, Kolasinac and a total slug in Chambers. He repeatedly starts un-athletic robotic players over those with talent.
    I fear that Arteta prefers players that remind him of himself during his own playing days.
    Unfortunately, Arteta was very average as a player.
    Finally, Arteta seems a control freak. It’s as if he dislikes naturally gifted young players like Saliba, Guendozi and even Eddie.
    Arteta treats these talented young players as if he’s still at Man City! Arteta is managing as if he still has the luxury of best-in-league squad depth, so they’re loaned out or they sit!

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