According to a report from Football London, Arsenal have no plans to review Eddie Nketiah’s loan at Leeds United until next month’s international break amid reports he could return to the Emirates in January.
Nketiah has probably not enjoyed the game-time that he would have liked so far at Elland Road. He is yet to make a start in the Championship and has often only come on in the latter stages of the second-half.
The Sun reports that Bristol City are hoping that Arsenal will recall Nketiah in January. They wanted the 20-year-old in the summer, and appear to have reignited their interest in the hope of taking him on loan for the second-half of the campaign.
But Football London reports that the Gunners however, are yet to hold talks with Leeds about Nketiah’s situation. The report suggests that there are no plans to consider discussing a potential mid-season recall until next month.
Arsenal are right to delay any decision on Nketiah for the time-being. They cannot do a lot before January arrives, with Nketiah only able to play for Leeds before the window opens.
He is clearly in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans. But Patrick Bamford arguably stepped up his game just at the moment in which Nketiah looked to be on the verge of getting his chance.
Leeds have five more games before the next international break. If Nketiah’s run without a league start is still going, you could understand why Arsenal may become concerned. So perhaps, Bielsa needs to consider handing him his chance before the Gunners decide that they do need to review their plans for the striker.