Nketiah will fire Arsenal to the title with the right service reckons pundit

Eddie Nketiah has many doubters and a few more jumped on the bandwagon when Gabriel Jesus was injured at the World Cup.

The Gunners are now relying on the Englishman for goals while the Brazilian recovers and he showed he could deliver in the win over West Ham.

Nketiah troubled the Hammers and eventually got his goal as Arsenal restarted their season with a win and The Daily Mail’s Adam Shergold says he will keep scoring as long as he gets the right service.

He writes in his column:

“The way Nketiah took his goal against the Hammers was timely vindication for him personally and for Mikel Arteta’s faith.

“All he needs is service, to get in the right positions to finish as Bukayo Saka on the right and Gabriel Martinelli on the left supply the ammunition. The goals will come if he does that.”

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Nketiah showed last season that he is a top talent and we can back him to keep performing well if he is given balls to score.

He knows this is a chance to stop Arsenal from buying another striker and trusting him instead and we expect him to take it.

As long as he keeps scoring when the transfer window reopens, we will add new men to other parts of our team instead.

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  1. With the quality of players Arsenal have got, he definitely should be banging those goals. We shouldn’t deceive ourselves, I think we’ve got what it takes to win the league barring injuries.

  2. I liked Eddies goal a lot because he had his back-to-goal so he had to fashion the chance for himself, good goal and I’m sure he’s been working especially on playing with his back-to-goal in training

  3. We have a distinct lack of strikers and to rely on be Nketiah ONLY, is….stupid. We have a strong first eleven, if we get a few injuries…and it WILL happen, we do not have depth. There are 23 games to go in the EPL, it’s silly to expect Nketiah to stay, uninjured, unfatigued, and in form for 23 consecutive league games, let alone with European and FA Cup games. We screwed January up last time….we need a striker. I’m sure Arteta will get one.

  4. Any half decent striker in the EPL can bang in goals when the right service is provided.

    My question is when the team is struggling and he’s not getting great service, can he win us a game single handedly?

    We will 100% have a few games like this and if we are going to win the EPL he’s going to have to win us a few games when our chips are down.

    1. For me that’s exactly the worry with Nketiah. I know he can score goals /etc/etc but it’s rarely that he’s the game-changer in the way players like EG. Jesus/Martinelli/Odegaard/Saka can be, and to have the job of main striker for a title-challenging team you absolutely need to have that.

    2. How many players win games single handedly? Eddie has to be able to raise his game and certainly not hide when things get tough, but he’s shown already that he can do that.
      All of our starters have shown that they are up for it this season, not least against whu in the last game – it’s not just down to the striker to do something special to win us those games (City have generally relied on de bruyne for that prior to this season, not their striker), everyone has to raise it when games get tough.
      This is moving the goal posts for Eddie – as long as he keeps playing well and helping us to win by scoring or by helping others to score with his general play, he’ll have done his job

  5. In the cold light of day,it really doesn’t matter who scores for Arsenal, as long as we win.Sure we could do with more strength up front with the injury to Jesus, but we should not panic into paying well over the odds for any talented youngster,particularly if they have not performed in one of Europe’s top Leagues.We tend to forget that in ESR and Vieira we have two talented, highly adaptable young players who are quite capable of backing up, Saka, Marginally and Eddie.The team Arteta has built, is based on mobility up front rather than the power of a conventional target man.If the right forward is not available at the right price we should back off and concentrate on a central midfielder or DM who will provide more steel to our armoury.In terms of direct competition for Eddie, having watched numerous matches in the French League,the guy who has impressed me is Martin Terrier of Rennes who can play through the middle or on the wing.He would also cost a lot less than the overpriced Mudryk.

    1. @Grandad You seem to have a huuuge problem with Mudryk. I can easily tell he’s the target of your comment. Care to explain why you clearly dislike this young man who according to me (and Edu & Mikel) is crazily talented and a superstar in the making? I’ve had to watch Shakhtar’s UCL games and I must say he is good. He reminds me of a young Haaland at Redbull.

  6. You are mistaken.I think Mudryk is a terrific young player with enormous potential but at a time when we have in Martinelli,ESR,Saka and indeed Vieira who are all very capable of operating as a left winger, I do not feel we should be held to ransom over his Club’s ludicrous valuation of their player.

  7. Jesus
    Reiss Nelson
    ….and Mudryk
    That’s 8 players sharing 3 positions
    and then Marquinhos…….!

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