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Arteta looks forward to having full squad available 0

Posted on September 09, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal’s encounter with Norwich City on Saturday, manager Mikel Arteta said he wasn’t looking for any excuses for the poor results of the first three Premier League rounds, but he is looking forward to having some players, previously absent, available for selection.

“Well, I’m really looking forward to having everybody available and trying to start the season the way we want,” Arteta said.

“We don’t want to use any excuses. We know how difficult the start was, with injuries, with a lot of COVID issues that we had, and with difficult games we had to play. We have to reset now, and hopefully get everybody back on track, and start winning football games, which is what we have to do.”

Arsenal and Crystal Palace in Nketiah talks 0

Posted on August 23, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are currently negotiating with Crystal Palace over a proposed sale of Eddie Nketiah, as revealed by David Ornstein in his Monday column for The Athletic.

When Nketiah arrived to the Arsenal Academy from Chelsea in 2015, the hopes that Gunners would soon have a high-quality striker in their ranks for the foreseeable future were high. However, first-team opportunities have been rather limited for the 22-year-old. His contract expires at the end of the season and the club are now facing the age-old dilemma – sell now or risk a departure without compensation next summer?

Seven for sale? 0

Posted on August 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a busy transfer window for Arsenal as the stories about a squad overhaul persist into August, the very month when the Premier League restarts. The club have completed three signings so far, left-back Nuno Tavares, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and centre-back Ben White, and by all accounts, they’re working on getting a couple more in before they take on newly promoted Brentford in the opening round.

But in order to secure the funds necessary to go through with their plans, they will have to get a few outgoing deals done as well. According to the Express, they’re looking at seven players to help them in that aspect.

Nketiah unlikely to sign Arsenal extension 0

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have offered a new contract to Eddie Nketiah, according to multiple sources. It came as a bit of surprise for many who expected, or still expect, the 22-year-old striker to leave the Emirates this summer.

James McNicholas explains for The Athletic the club’s reasoning as rather straightforward. Having seen what a loan spell has done for Joe Willock, who exploded onto the scene while on loan with Newcastle in the second half of 2020-21 and is being heavily pursued by the Magpies now, they believe a similar scenario could be possible for Nketiah as well. Their aim is, therefore, to tie him down with a new deal and ship him out on loan for 2021-22, in the hope of a prominent role elsewhere increasing his market value for next summer, together with a contract binding him to Arsenal for four or five years.

Fringe forwards step up in Arsenal’s Europa League triumph 0

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal defeated Irish side Dundalk in the second round of the Europa League group stages on Thursday. The Gunners now top the table in Group B of the competition with six points, having previously beaten Rapid in Vienna. Their next opponents, Norwegian Molde, are at their heels with six points as well.

Arsenal appeal Nketiah red card 0

Posted on July 09, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have filed an appeal against the red card Eddie Nketiah received in the match against Leicester City on Tuesday, according to the BBC.

The young forward was initially booked for his challenge on Leicester’s James Justin in the 75th minute, but upon being bidden to take another look at the incident on the pitch-side monitor, referee Chris Kavanagh changed his decision and sent him off. As a result, Nketiah is now banned for three matches, a standard punishment following a straight red card.

Eddie Nketiah to stay at Arsenal for the rest of the season 0

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Eddie Nketiah spent the first half of the 2019/20 season on loan at Leeds United, but Arsenal were obviously unhappy with the way things were going with the young forward over there, as Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted himself. He made a total of 17 Championship appearances but only two of those were from the start, coupled with another two starts in the Carabao Cup where he scored on both occasions. In total, he bagged five goals in four starts, but Bielsa obviously wasn’t going to give him what a player at his age needs to develop – regular game-time, which was supposed to be the whole point of the loan.

Eddie Nketiah shines for England 0

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The international break, as we’ve said before, can serve a purpose when it comes to improving the confidence of any given player and giving them some much needed momentum. It doesn’t happen every single time and that can be seen as a bit of a problem, because on the opposite end of the spectrum, fans are left to worry about an influx of injuries.

One man who saw the potential for injuries and instead decided to have one of the best nights of his career is Eddie Nketiah. The Arsenal youngster is currently on loan with Leeds United, and while he’s had a few bright moments with the club, he still isn’t considered to be the first name on the team sheet.

Hoping for the best for Nketiah 0

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s always interesting to see what happens when notable Arsenal stars are sent out on loan – mainly because, more often than not, they’re eventually going to be returning. They don’t always find the success that they were looking for, but for Arsenal themselves, they can accumulate a pretty good idea of what the player in question is capable of.

Go on, Eddie

Towards the end of the summer transfer window it was starting to look like Eddie Nketiah would be leaving the club, and that’s exactly what happened. The 20 year old, who had a strong pre-season with Arsenal, signed on the dotted line with Championship title contenders Leeds United. He’ll be at Elland Road on loan, before eventually making his way back to the Emirates (unless Leeds attempt to sign him on a permanent deal).

Nketiah set for featured role? 0

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s pretty common to see youngsters breaking out into the upper echelons during any given pre-season with any given team, mainly because that’s just the way pre-season (and football in general) kind of works. It’s always important to bring through the crop of new stars from the next generation, because your current stars aren’t going to last forever. Therefore, as you can imagine, Arsenal aren’t immune from that – and we’re pretty happy that’s the case.

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