What’s next for Eddie Nketiah?

After seeing Eddie Nketiah break into the Arsenal first team squad last season, we had high hopes of seeing him go from strength to strength with more regular playing time, but surprisingly the decision was made to send him on loan to Leeds United for this campaign.

Although Eddie scored lots of goals at the start of his loan he was very rarely named in the starting XI by Marcelo Bielsa, and therefore was not given the expected run of games we expected to see playing in the Championship. This loan has now been cut short and Nketiah announced his departure from Leeds via his Twitter account….

But what will Arsenal do with Eddie now? There was much talk linking him with a move to Bristol City, but there is also the possibility he could stay at Arsenal to be trained by Arteta. Our new coach admitted that a decision is yet to be made regarding Nketiah’s development. When asked about the youngster, he told Arsenal.com: “Yes, we are having a meeting tomorrow with Raul and Edu to go through all the loans and situation. I know he is coming tomorrow, so I will speak to him and we will try to make the best decision for him.”

I think he really needs to go somewhere that he will definitely play every single week, if he is fit. We cannot afford to interrupt his development by sending him to another club that leaves him on the bench, and he can’t really break into the Arsenal first team just yet either, given the competition up front at the moment.

What do you think Eddie’s next move should be?

12 Comments

  1. Aracca says:

    Loan him to Real Madrid. They need a striker😁😁😁

  2. Sean M says:

    Arteta has a while to make up his mind. Loan window closes later and the game against Leeds, although somewhat unfortunate, would be a good chance to see where he’s at and how he can respond to Arteta’s style of play. Would be good to see him start alongside Martinelli and either Saka or Nelson.

    1. JB says:

      If he plays in the FA Cup for Arsenal he will not be able to go out on loan again. Players can only play for 2 clubs in 1 season.

      1. Sean M says:

        Good point JB. German league could be an option.

    2. Mohsan says:

      I think front three of Saka, Martenlli n Nkeitiah are one for future. We should continue to develop them. Play them full time in cup games until we reach semis n bring them from bench in premier League. Nelson and Wilock I am afraid won’t cut it so they need to be sent on loan n if they don’t improve they should be sold.

  3. Darran Lancley says:

    Loan him out end of Jan, giving him 1 month Arteta time

  4. NY_Gunner says:

    Keep him. We need squad depth…

    1. Yorkshire Gooner says:

      Let him go to Sheff Weds – team I followed as a young but – they need the goals!!

  5. Stewart Macintosh says:

    I watched the Leeds game yesterday and they played better after Bamford came on. Not questioning Eddie’s potential, but maybe the fit wasn’t really there.

    For me, if Arsenal lets Martinelli play for Brazil then we might want to keep him as cover – otherwise he should be sent somewhere with good coaching, competition for the position and a chance for more game time.

    To be fair to Leeds, with what they have in their line-up, Eddie was probably best coming off the bench – which he did really well.

  6. Reggie says:

    I think he will end up at Bristol or Brentford, i would think the decision has already been made.

  7. Jim will fix it says:

    Real Madrid wants to replace Jovic with Nketiah, he sees Nketiah as the new Mbappe but a cheaper option 🙄

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