The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were watching their side’s clash with Norwich with wide eyes last night. With the Gunners struggling in the Premier League, they were hopeful that Arsene Wenger would be able to lead his side to a dominating win in the cup. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, with Arsenal only scraping past their Championship opponents.
However, despite the somewhat disappointing result, there was certainly something to smile about for the Gunners. Despite the millions of pounds of talent on display for the side, it was a homegrown talent that has stolen all of the headlines. Young attacker Eddie Nketiah was Arsenal’s hero, having bagged two goals for his club on the night.
His performance was sensational, and the class and quality that he showed to put the ball in the back of the net twice certainly hints at his phenomenal potential. Unsurprisingly, he’s the talk of the Transfer Tavern at present, and now a few of Arsenal’s players have joined the swathes of people talking about him – with Jack Wilshere posting a classy message on Twitter about his teammate.
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) October 24, 2017
There hasn’t been much for Arsenal to smile about lately, but that performance was certainly enough to delight a few of our resident Gunners. His future remains uncertain, and it’s unclear as to when he’ll get another chance, but if his display was anything to go by, he’s got a very bright few years ahead of him.
It was refreshing for Wenger to give him a chance, and it seems as though a few of Wenger’s managerial rivals could learn a thing or two from that decision.
Nketiah was the star of the show for the Gunners, and he could have a massive impact over the next few weeks as he continues to get his chance.
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