Striker ‘He bangs in goals for fun’ as Arteta wants Arsenal deal all wrapped up!
Micah Richards has told Arsenal why they need to offer Eddie Nketiah that new contract at Mikel Arteta is hoping for
Nketiah is regarded very highly by the Arsenal coaches and is seen as a player, that given the chance, can develop into a striker that will have the ability to score goals on a weekly basis.
But the 22-year-old striker’s future at the Gunners has been in doubt after a lack of game time, and the fact that he is out of contract at the end of the season, and it is believed that he will be leaving the club
Earlier this week, Nketiah even confirmed there has been an offer of a new deal from Arsenal but that he may look to move on at the end of the season.
However, The striker has been leading the line for Arsenal in recent matches and scored two goals in their 4-2 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night, and Mikel Arteta has recently suggested that he will be handed a new contract to stay.
And after seeing his performances against Chelsea at the weekend, Richards had admitted how impressed he was with the performances of Nketiah: “In terms of his desire and running in behind”, Richards said on BBC’s Match of the Day.
“Lacazette is a good player but he comes to feet. When you stretch defenders, it’s so hard for them when they’re running the wrong way.
“He’s always in the right positions. You’ve got to be in there, it’s a poachers goal. He bangs in goals for fun. He really took his chance.”
There are many more weeks left until the end of the season so Nketiah needs to prove that he can score goals on a weekly basis to earn that new contract from Arsenal
Yes he has been impressive recently and yes has added a few goals to his name, but at the end of the day, it is not enough for him to be considered the answer to all the problems that Arsenal have had in front of goal
But from his performance against Chelsea, he deserves a deal. For the rest of the season, he doesnt
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