'Looking forward to it continuing': 'Phenomenal' Arsenal player drops hint that he wants to stay
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has potentially dropped a positive hint about his future at the Emirates Stadium.
The 22-year-old took part in a Cannon Members Q&A on the official Gunners website.
Nketiah has improved for Arsenal in recent weeks, starring against both Chelsea and Manchester United.
Against the Blues, the striker registered a superb brace en route to a 4-2 win.
And last time out, Nketiah played a big part in helping Arsenal triumph 3-2 against the Red Devils.
Even though he didn’t score last time out, his link-up play has come on so much since his last run of games.
“I love Arsenal”
Nketiah’s contract is up in the summer and he has made it clear he wants first-team football.
“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.”
For much of the season, Nketiah has struggled for game time.
However, he is now starting regularly for Arteta, and proving his worth too.
Now, speaking to the Arsenal media team, he said he was “on the right path” and “looking forward to it continuing”.
A fan asked Nketiah about whether he has had any challenges throughout his career where he thought he might not ever make it.
“Yeah, I feel there was loads of challenges,” he replied. “There still is challenges to this day I think.
“When I got released from Chelsea, that was probably the toughest to take.
“And obviously I’m on a good path right now so looking forward to it continuing.”
Admittedly, Nketiah could’ve just been talking about his career as a whole.
Nonetheless, he does seem a lot happier at Arsenal now he’s getting more game time and starring for his club.
“He doesn’t give us anything else than the best”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta recently spoke of why Nketiah 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.”
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