Pundit highlights what Nketiah needs to do to become Arsenal’s key man

Former Premier League player, Danny Mills, has urged Eddie Nketiah to take training seriously, and he would then be given more chances to play by Mikel Arteta.

The striker has come in from the wilderness to lead Arsenal’s attack in their last two matches and has impressed.

He scored a brace in the 4-2 win against Chelsea, and he was in good form against Manchester United in his next game.

Nketiah seems to have moved ahead of Alexandre Lacazette on the pecking order, but there is no guarantee that he would start the next match ahead of the Frenchman.

Mills says we can all see that he is a good finisher, and he would become Arsenal’s first choice if he improves his performance in training.

He tells Football Insider: “We’ve seen that he can score goals. 

“But there’s obviously a reason why he doesn’t get a lot of game time. He came to Leeds and didn’t get much, and he’s had a couple of managers at Arsenal too.

“You have to ask the question of his performances in training – is he really doing all that he can?

“If you give him the opportunity, he can be brilliant in front of goal. That’s not hard to see.

“I think he just needs to knuckle down in training now, work a little bit harder – and look at his weaknesses.

“He can make the shirt his own if he can do exactly what the manager wants of him.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

In the last two games, Nketiah has proven he has the quality to become one of the best players at Arsenal and potentially save us money in new signings.

However, it seems he is showing his qualities too late, and the club will hardly trust him to lead our attack next season.

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  1. TBF to the lad he’s shown abit of potential these last 2-3 games ,but absolutely not what we need going forward .
    I’ve not heard any rumours that any clubs are looking to pick him up at the end of the season so that should show where he is at at this time in his career.
    Personally For me he’s not even good enough for a squad place here but that’s my opinion .

    1. Westham and Crystal Palace are candidates.
      My problem with him is twice, he was offside on Saturday.
      The team cannot work hard and all that gets nullified by a player going offside especially if you do that twice in a single game

      1. Yea just read the West Ham rumour now
        I pups be a good fit for both player and club ,and wish him well if it transpires

  2. TBH he has shown some growth right from pre season and cup games…he didn’t get enough game time as saka, martinelli or ESR….his position comes with a lot of pressure and needs patience to blossom…

    He finally has the physicality needed to hassle defenders and his hold up play and positioning has improved as well…let’s see how the next few games pan out then a decision can be made..

    Though I have a feeling that another Hale end product is about to break into the first eleven just like the last few seasons…

  3. Eddie has done enough in recent games to make defenders afraid of him, he will torment west ham if
    they have a depleted back line come Sunday !!

  4. He has the potential which only hardwork can unlock,i rate him a lot.c’mon eddie make that spot your’s.

  5. Improving but from a low base. A decent poacher but nothing much else to his game, save pace.

    All told not at all the level we will need next season when we are hopefully back in th CL, or even if only in the EL.

    For the rest of THIS season we need him, as there is no one at all of any half decent or remotely effective level who can play as a central striker.

    I entirely disregard Laca as the plainly busted flush he is these days.

  6. he’ll never get to the level of being a starter,which is what eddie wants to be. I wish him luck though because i think he is showing that given a run of games he can be a decent player. Palace, i think would be a great move for him.

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