Arsenal fans react as Fabrizio Romano claims West Ham and other clubs want to sign Gunners player
Fabrizio Romano reported earlier this week that Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is attracting interest from four clubs. Bayer Leverkusen are said to be “pushing” for a deal, with West Ham, Crystal Palace and Watford also keen. An Arsenal deal is also on the table for Nketiah – fans have reacted.
Nketiah, 22, has struggled over the past 12 months for regular game time – preventing him from getting into a rhythm. Mikel Arteta chose to place preference in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Gabriel Martinelli is also an option. Folarin Balogun has signed a new deal.
With Nketiah out of contract in June 2022, many thought he would be the one to be sacrificed if Arsenal were to sell a striker. However, that might not be the case. Romano says Arsenal have offered him a new deal – but that he is yet to sign it. He also states the identity of the four clubs that want him.
What are Arsenal fans saying about the interest in Nketiah – as per Romano?
Nketiah is in a dilemma. Clearly, he will not want to leave the club he has worked so hard to break into – but probably, for the good of his career, he needs to depart. His game time and path into the starting XI is blocked. A move elsewhere will help him progress, into a future England striker.
Palace certainly need a striker with Christian Benteke inconsistent. West Ham need cover for Michail Antonio, and Watford will want a striker who can score goals at Premier League level. Leverkusen also give younger players plenty of game time. Arsenal fans have discussed his next move.