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Mikel Arteta and Arsenal players wowed by 22-year-old

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has lauded Eddie Nketiah ahead of today’s clash against Manchester United.The Gunners manager was speaking to the club’s media team in quotes released on Friday night.Nketiah has struggled for regular game time at Arsenal this season.Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty ImagesThe 22-year-old’s contract up in the summer and he has made it clear he wants first-team football.James Officially Returns To HITC!“There have been offers of a new contract,” Nketiah recently told The Beautiful Game podcast.“But at the moment my aim is to play football and play regularly.“That’s my ambition and that’s what I hope to do but at the same time I’m at Arsenal, I love Arsenal.”On Wednesday, Nketiah’s chances of staying at Arsenal received a huge boost.The Hale End graduate delivered a superb display and scored twice en route to a 4-2 win at Chelsea.Nketiah’s composure in front of goal, link-up and hold-up play were all superb.Few would argue that he doesn’t deserve to start against the Red Devils at the Emirates.“He is so respected in the dressing room”Arteta was eager to sing Nketiah’s praises ahead of the game.He elaborated on why the Arsenal academy graduate deserves more chances.“Because he doesn’t give us anything else than the best every single day,” he said. “The way he trains, the way he wants to improve, the attention that he pays, how he behaves when he plays when he doesn’t play.“He is just a phenomenal player and he has shown, not to me, I think to the whole team.“And that’s why he is so respected in the dressing room the type of person he is.”The next few weeks will be absolutely crucial for both Arsenal and Nketiah.If the 22-year-old gets the goals which fire the Gunners into the Champions League, he’ll be remembered at the club for years to come.He could also feel he definitely has a future at the Emirates and is therefore likelier to pen a new deal. Have something to tell us about this article?

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