“Proved me and plenty of others wrong.” Arsenal man changes Chris Sutton’s mind

Chris Sutton has unashamedly admitted that Eddie Nketiah has proved him wrong after he completely wrote off the Englishman.

Nketiah has been second-fiddle to Gabriel Jesus for much of the season. When the Brazilian was injured at the World Cup, Sutton and other pundits insisted Nketiah could not replace the ex-Manchester City man.

However, the Hale End Academy graduate has done more than enough and Arsenal is not even eager to have Jesus back anymore.

On Sunday, the striker scored a brace against Manchester United to show he truly is the real deal and Sutton admits he was wrong.

He writes in the Daily Mail:

“Nketiah has proved me and plenty of others wrong.

“He’s 23 and with the support of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli, he’s used this rare run of Premier League starts to his advantage. That’s what young players have to do: grab the opportunity with both hands and don’t let go.”

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Not just Sutton, even some Arsenal fans did not believe Nketiah was good enough to lead the line at the club.

We are pleasantly surprised now that the striker is in great shape and continues to do well on our books, which means when Jesus returns, we will have two quality strikers to choose from.

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  1. As I replied to Jon in a previous article, I was certainly one of those who lambasted the award of a reported £100k a week contract.
    How wrong it seems I was!!
    Well done Eddie, I always cheered you on though, even when I doubted you!!

    1. Eddie performed better than i expected but for the contract, i was already ok with that. People did not really make any calculus. 100k a week with a 5m bonus if I remember well. That was 30m overall for 5 years. Who could we have find for 5 years at this cost ???!!! Certainly not a first option. Maybe a good cover.that is at least what we have and he is homegrown And from hale end

  2. Eddie is doing really well and the team is creating one on one situations with keepers with him, He just needs to be deadly with those chances. The way Arsenal are creating these chances it’s every strikers dream to be in this team and Very few strikers can fail with such chances

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