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Arsenal youngster proves he is adequate backup for Aubameyang and Lacazette

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Arsenal youngster proves he is adequate backup for Aubameyang and Lacazette

Eddie Nketiah netted his first league goal for the Gunners yesterday during a victory over Burnley.

Arsenal finished their domestic campaign with a 3-1 win at Burnley. A brace from man of the moment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a first league goal for Eddie Nketiah ensured the Gunners head to the Europa League final in confident spirits.

Boss Unai Emery finishes his first season as Arsenal boss with a fifth-place finish and there is definitely scope for improvement next season.

A bigger squad overhaul is set to take place this summer. When Emery arrived it was all about assessing the group and making minor changes. The boss will be in a better position this time around to know exactly what his team needs to progress.

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Academy graduate Nketiah timed his first Premier League goal to perfection; offering Emery some food for thought ahead of next season.

 

The 19-year-old isn’t going to oust Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette just yet; although he is talented and clearly knows where the net is. If anything, he proved yesterday that he is a more than adequate backup to the lethal duo.

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It is time for Emery to take the shackles off the youngster and hand him a few more opportunities. If the Gunners win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League, opportunities could emerge for Nketiah in the domestic cups. Playing for 30 minutes occasionally is no good; the youngster should be handed starts in the near future.

Nketiah is fancied for a bright career and next season is the time for Emery to unleash the striker and give him more opportunities in the first-team.

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