Eddie Nketiah has not held talks with either Leeds United or Arsenal about potentially terminating his loan spell earlier than expected, according to a report by Football.London.
The forward is said to not have held any discussions about his future plans, whilst it has also been mentioned that nothing will be heard until the next international break, which comes in November.
There has been speculation that Arsenal could recall the forward because of his lack of playing time under Marcelo Bielsa, with Bristol City said to be interested.
Indeed, with just eight appearances under his belt mostly from the bench, questions have started to arise as to whether Nketiah would be better suited to playing the second half of the season elsewhere.
Although goals have not been a problem – having struck four for the Whites since joining – it appears Bielsa just does not quite fancy the England Under-21 international at the moment.
However, that could potentially all change with the festive period just around the corner, with Football.London pointing out that Leeds will have a game every five-and-a-half days between now and the start of 2020.
Should Patrick Bamford, who appears to be Bielsa’s go-to forward at the moment, pick up an injury or suspension – things he had to deal with last season – then there would be every chance for the Arsenal man to prove that he is deserving of a starting berth.
The fact that there have not been any discussions from the player is a good and positive piece of news for Leeds as it would be understandable if Nketiah was becoming frustrated.
With nothing having been said at the moment, the 20-year-old still appears to have time to work hard and prove himself to the veteran manager that he is worth giving a chance in the first-team.
The Argentine appears to be stuck in his ways in regards to his current squad selection, which is something he perhaps justified when he said the 26-year-old “has had more time with us, has more experience and is older” (per Football.London).
However, anything can happen in football and with plenty of action to still be played between now and January, Nketiah might just get his chance if he remains patient for a little longer.
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