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Arsenal: Eddie Nketiah has what it takes to play with elite strikers at the club

Arsenal: Eddie Nketiah has what it takes to play with elite strikers at the club

He has been given chance after chance, but finally, on the last day of the season, Eddie Nketiah scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.

The Arsenal youth academy striker is highly tipped to one day become one of the top strikers in English football having dominated the youth leagues for most of his teenage life, and his first strike in league football got many Gunners fans excited about the future of their 19-year-old attacker.

Having made a name for himself last season after scoring twice against Norwich City in the League Cup, Nketiah has slowly but surely been waiting on the sideline for a chance to impress yet again in the first-team, and the striker has been unlucky not to score this season already with the England U-19 forward impressing against the likes of Vorskla and Qarabag in the Europa League.

The striker has also been incredible at youth level, again, this season, scoring nine and assisting four in Premier League 2 as well as scoring for the U-23s in the EFL Trophy.

Nketiah can hang his head up high after scoring against Burnley on the final day of the season in a 3-1 win for Arsenal and can now look forward to a season where the striker is likely to see more first-team football.

If Unai Emery remains with the 3-5-2 formation that has worked well this season, then the Spaniard could see Nketiah as back-up for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the first-team, and with Danny Welbeck leaving this summer, the 19-year-old has an even bigger chance of getting minutes in the starting XI.

It was a long time coming, but Nketiah is finally a Premier League striker, and next season will likely see more of the promising and talented attacker.

Arsenal fans, can Nkeitah be a solid back-up for Aubameyang and Lacazette next season? Let us know!

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