Striker to leave Arsenal after refusing new contract

There have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours regarding midfielders and a few for the centre-back position, but there has been very little noise surrounding the arrival of new strikers at the Emirates.

The have been recent tenuous links with Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, but after his performances at the Euros he is likely to be in demand, which means Arsenal are unlikely to be successful with any bid even if they were interested.

But the fact remains that the Gunners have Aubameyang guaranteed to stay and Lacazette has not been mentioned in many rumours either and is likely to see out his contract in the next year, even if Arsenal don’t offer him a new one.

Now that Falorin Balogun has also been pencilled in to move up to the first team squad, there is very little room for Eddie Nketiah, who hardly made any League starts under Arteta last season.

The England U21’s record-making striker is entering the last year of his contract, and according to the Arsenal guru Charlie Watts he has made it clear that he wants to move on, by refusing to sign a new deal this summer.

“Basically, Eddie is for sale.” Watts said in his personal podcast. “There were talks about getting him to sign a new contract, and if that was the case he probably would have gone out on loan next season with Arsenal hoping he’d have a good season and his value would have gone up and they would have sold him the following year for more money.

“It doesn’t look like that contract will be signed, so now Arsenal are openly inviting offers for Eddie Nketiah, so it’s about finding the right club for him and getting a decent transfer fee. He’s in the last year of his contract so you wouldn’t expect they’re going to get absolute masses for him now unfortunately.”

To be honest, even if Eddie is sold, I still doubt very much Arsenal would even replace him, unless we are going to get surprise regarding Lacazette that is bein kept very quiet…

Tags Isak lacazette Nketiah

11 Comments

  1. Loose Cannon says:

    Another Chelsea reject, wasted time, money and commitment with no pay back on or off the pitch.Move Eddie out, Folarin will take his place as the third striker.Read somewhere that two more merceneries from City are being linked with us.Hope not!

  2. O.T.S says:

    Sell him asap but never forget to attach sell on clause oooo. Becos, majority of Arsenal young lads tend to do well after leaving emirate.

  3. O.T.S says:

    I am having this weird feeling Arsenal might lose saka this summer ( and I hope not).

    1. Olu Mayorh says:

      £100m and arsenal will sell without thinking twice.

  4. silentstan says:

    excellent. Its been obvious for years Nketiah was not good enough

    1. RFrancis says:

      obvious to everyone, except Arteta.

  5. Zert says:

    To think Arteta was benching Lacazette for Nketiah at some point last season makes me really wonder about Arteta’s decision making.

    It didnt take up to a week for Bielsa to decide Nketiah wasnt ready. It took Arteta almost 5 Months.

    1. Phileas Jusu says:

      I can’t agree more!
      Arteta can’t win Arsenal big trophies because of his poor judgements.
      He’s kept Martinelli on the bench consistently even when the lad has proven him wrong.
      Imagine he played Martinelli regularly, we would not be looking for big strikers at this time.

  6. Keith day says:

    Eddie isn’t going to pull up any trees so best the lad moves on

  7. jon fox says:

    Lovely lad though he looks to be, it must have been clear to most on JA, that little scawny Eddie has never looked to be even remotely the answer to our need for a proper tough striker who will play centrally and be good in the air as well as on the deck. Frankly, he looks like a youth player only.

    We must move him on ASAP, and not mess him nor Balogun – WHO IS WAITING IN THE WINGS AND LOOKING FAR MORE LIKELY TO BE THE ANSWER WE NEED – around unnecessarily!

  8. Stephen Oppong-Mensah says:

    We turn to let players and we regret later,if we should let Eddie go we should insert a clause, look how much Sancho is worth now after leaving Man city.

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