Vieira’s Crystal Palace eyeing Arsenal striker for summer move

Crystal Palace are claimed to be considering a move to sign Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal this summer, with the striker expected to leave the club.

The Eagles recently agreed a deal to bring the former Gunners captain back to the Premier League to take over their managerial role, and the Frenchman is claimed to be looking to use his links to our club to build up his squad.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has already been claimed by Chris Wheatley for a possible switch across London, but latest reports claim that Vieira now has his eyes on our young English striker.

The TheSun claims that Palace are currently eyeing up one of Nketiah or Kasper Dolberg, who made his mark for Denmark at Euro 2020 in helping his side to reach the semi-final stage.

It remains to be seen which is their preferred option, although the report does state that the former Arsenal captain ‘would love’ our youngster, who is expected to the cheaper option of the two.

Eddie is the England Under-21’s all-time top goalscorer, breaking Alan Shearer’s record, but has struggled to find any consistency under Mikel Arteta, and his lack of minutes has been evident last season, despite initially impressing in his first months under the Spanish coach.

Folarin Balogun looks likely to vie for minutes in the upcoming season also, having signed a new professional deal with the club despite a number of options from abroad, which will surely seal an exit of sorts for Nketiah.

Has Balogun already showed more potential for Arsenal than his team-mate?

Patrick

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10 Comments

  1. JOEL says:

    Palace are more than welcome to Nketiah.He has been given plenty of minutes and really doesn’t bring much to the team in terms of goal-scoring or creative threat.His level to me looks like Championship as opposed to Premier League…Although with time he could develop further.
    From the little I’ve seen of Dolberg…he looks a far better player.But hopefully Palace will stump.up the cash for our current player….That said Edu hasn’t altogether been successful at garnering decent amounts of cash for any of our players..thus far…Every time a move is proposed the word “loan” seems to replace that of “transfer”!

  2. Ozziegunner says:

    Only fair that Eddie Nketiah goes to Crystal Palace given that in the past Arsenal bought Ian Wright from them.
    Hopefully Nketiah can develop and reach his full potential under Patrick Viera.

    1. Indian Gunner London says:

      OG if he does fulfil his potential then the powers above may be looking at our future manager at CP considering his status in the AFC invicibles squad.

  3. Ackshay says:

    ‘his lack of minutes has been evident last season, despite initially impressing in his first months under the Spanish coach.’

    That’s bullshit he never impressed at any point in fact arteta decision to play him instead of lacazette was a huge mistake.

    1. Indian Gunner London says:

      You have managed to contradict yourself by using ‘despite initially impressing’ and ‘he never impressed at any point’.

      You need to provide clarity on what you have said.

  4. SueP says:

    I have had a bee in my bonnet today about player salaries. It has also been mentioned by OG that the wage structure at Arsenal is bonkers and having been on line checking this out.

    I am surprised that EN earns in the region of £45 grand per week. Was he worth that when he signed? Was Guendouzi worth £40k? Both men were very young and not proven in the EPL and yet Saka is on the more modest newish contract for £30k pw and is almost peerless. I have mentioned other anomalies in other posts, so I am not being deliberately awkward with those mentioned above. I just cannot understand how value is actually.. well … valued.

    1. Indian Gunner London says:

      @ SueP: I agree with you. The fact that Saka is on a lower fee means that powers above giving are finally learning! Well let us just hope so.

      1. SueP says:

        Totally get your point IGL
        It is not before time either. Heaven knows what was going on in the admin department previously! No doubt, Saka will carry on his rise in the world of football and reap his rewards later on.

        1. Indian Gunner London says:

          Assuming they are learning or is it one off case of competence, I would like to see more before I form my judgement.
          Saka should reap rewards for positive performances and I think he will. This is the way it should be for all players, coaches, managers, board room members and then finally the owners. For the past 8 years there has been no accountability and hence the slide.

          1. SueP says:

            Totally agree. Perfectly put

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