Should Arsenal persuade Eddie Nketiah to sign a new contract?

Should Arsenal make Nketiah part of their future plans?

One of the players that stood out in the midweek win against League One side Wimbledon was Eddie Nketiah.

The young Englishman impressed in an easy 3-0 win in the third round of Carabao Cup. His flick that bamboozled the opposition goalkeeper was naturally a standout moment in the game.

Some supporters loved the goal so much that they demanded the club to hand him a contract extension.

This is yet another case of hanging onto players, who have little to no future at the club.

If you look at the broader perspective, majority of Arsenal faithful would agree that Folarin Balogun is a more talented and rounded player than the England U21 international. Despite the fact that he has not impressed with his performances this season.

Fans need to understand one thing: Clubs can only get the “true value” of a player when they are performing well. No club in the world would want to spend huge bucks on underperforming players.
That’s why I think Joe Willock was rightly sold, even though a lot of fans argued that Arsenal should not have let him go.

The only right time to sell a player is when they are performing well. And the club is bound to get some criticism for it.

Although the Gunners will not be able to raise significant money from the sale of Nketiah, moving him on in the summer, or more ideally in the winter transfer window seems rational.

I would love if the club reached an agreement with the player’s camp of extending the Englishman’s contract for just a season.

That would be a win-win situation for both the parties. Arsenal would raise at least some money from the sale. While Nketiah can be assured that his current club won’t have the power to price him out of a move.

The Hale End graduate has been given several chances to impress at the Emirates Stadium but has struggled to have a major influence.

And maybe that’s why he should be Arsenal’s present, but not their future.

Yash Bisht

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6 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Sell sell sell Eddie!

    Also these are the games Balogun should be playing to build experience and confidence. He sits bench for EPL and sits bench for cup games.

    Then when we have injuries Flo gets thrown in the deep end with little match fitness or experience and expected to perform.

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    Laca is a much better team player and contributor to the Arsenal cause than Nketiah. So if Laca is not sold, Nketiah has to be sold, if Balogun has to be integrated into the first team.

  3. Val says:

    its a tricky question to answer as there are many variables and potential outcomes to consider.

    my opinion is that i cant see him taking a starting spot here at Arsenal which is a shame because he has talent.

    I would offer him a 2 year extension with an option of a 3rd with the aim to sell him within a year if he hasnt progressed etc, atleast we can get some kind of fee for him in

    1. siamois says:

      “If you were Arsenal you would…”but what would you do if you were Eddie?be honest now!

    2. O.T.S says:

      Sell him without hesitancy!

  4. Atangana says:

    Prolong contract and send him on loan and then sell him after if need be. he can do well for smaller teams. He has the potential. Balogun sshould go on loan in January to have regular play time

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