Three Premier League clubs reportedly keen on contract rebel Eddie Nketiah

The Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth has been giving an update on the players that are expected to be leaving Arsenal this summer, and it would appear that Eddie Nketiah has played his last game for the Gunners.

With just one year left on his contract at the Emirates, it was reported that Arteta was trying to persuade the 22 year-old to sign a new contract to secure his resale value and perhaps a loan deal next season.

According to Sheth, Arsenal have failed in the contract talks and now have little choice but to listen to any proposals that arrive on the table. He was quoted on HITC as saying: “As for departures [at Arsenal], Eddie Nketiah…

“Now, there was talk about an extension to his contract. He only has one year left. I am now being told that Arsenal are listening to offers for Eddie Nketiah.

“They tried to tie him down to a new deal but it hasn’t transpired that they managed to do that.

“Bayer Leverkusen are one of four clubs we are told that are interested. The other three, we are told come from the Premier League.”

To be honest, it is hardly a surprise that Nketiah would be looking to move on to get regular game time, as he has dropped behind Aubameyang, Lacazette, Saka and Martinelli in the pecking order for Arsenal’s front line, and only made four EPL starts in the last campaign . But it would be a loss to Arsenal in filling their homegrown quota next season.

At least if there are Premier League clubs interested we should be sure of securing a good price for our once highly promising young striker

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8 Comments

  1. Henry says:

    I would be happy if Nketiah leaves. I don’t understand the hype around him, or could it be because he plays for England? There’s really nothing spectacular about this lad. He isn’t arsenal stuff at all. He’s only a good poacher. If u watch the kind of goals he scores, u would know he isn’t what’s we need at Arsenal maybe elsewhere he could thrive.

  2. Nepa Be says:

    With African Cup of Nations Arsenal must pay attention to the number of our Africa players who will away next January before signing new ones.

  3. Simon says:

    Terrible striker

  4. RSH says:

    His U21 record is the only reason he costs a respectable amount. Would be great to sell and get the funds. Selling a youth product who isn’t that high in quality in the realm of 20mill would be a great accomplishment.

    1. jon fox says:

      RSH, it would also be a miracle and thus will not happen. I mean do me a favour! £20 mill in this Covid climate for this way overhyped kid! We will be lucky to get £3mill.

  5. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    That’s the dilemma with a player of this ilk…good academy CV, but not a pure scoring threat…you’ve invested considerable time, energy and money on his development, which means you don’t want to get peanuts for him, yet his loan arrangements haven’t panned out as you wished, so you’re not too anxious to go to the well again…not to mention, if you keep doing that gig you have to keep signing said player to some sort of extended term, which doesn’t make much sense either…frankly, he might not be worth all the grief, so I would look to sell-on, turn the page and adopt the “next man up” mentality, with Balo replacing him on the first team roster

  6. Reggie says:

    Not trained on to first team standard. He may turn out to in the future but he isn’t Arsenal standard even when today we are a mid table team. Probably needs to go to championship team like WBA for 10 mil and start playing regularly. The problem with him is he is only a poacher.

  7. PBarany says:

    I sincerely doubt if those who honestly believe Eddie is a poor striker or inferior to Balogun had actually seen him playing for Arsenal and England youth teams.

    Nketiah scored a brace saving Arsenal from a shameful Carabao Cup exit almost 4 years ago. He had the hype – probably even more – than Folarin Balogun has now, but supporters have the tendency to forget anybody soon, especially as somebody else is on the rise.

    It is debatable if Nketiah is the complete package. He isn’t tall so not an aerial threat and he isn’t great at holding on to the ball, but he has an offensive positioning and awareness skill beyond anybody in Arsenal (and possibly in the PL). He is a classic poacher, and his youth statistics show that I’m not exaggerating. Eddie played under Wenger, Emery and Ljungberg, and scored against notable opponents. (Unlike Balogun, but it’s hardly his fault.)

    The downfall of Nketiah has nothing to do with his skills or attitude. It is mainly due to Arsenal having too many capable attackers (Aubameyang and Lacazette are obviously ahead of him, and being 3rd in the pecking order for a position that needs 1 player in the line-up is not promising), as well as Arteta being less keen on rotating and playing youngsters as his predecessors.
    That’s not simply ‘common knowledge’, Mikel admitted it himself: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/12235714/eddie-nketiah-arsenal-manager-mikel-arteta-takes-blame-for-strikers-lack-of-regular-first-team-football

    Which might seem a honest and honorable admission, but before Arteta it was not a tradition to hung somebody out to dry at Arsenal, and Mikel seems to make a habit out of it (Saliba, Özil, Guendouzi, Nelson, Rúnarsson, Kolasinac, Sokratis, Mustafi, etc.)

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