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Report: Bristol City lead the chase to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan

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Report: Bristol City lead the chase to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan

Unai Emery will let Eddie Nketiah leave on loan.

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has been made available for loan. According to The Sun, a number of Premier League and Championship clubs are interested in signing Nketiah on loan with Bristol City in pole position.

Lee Johnson is eager to bolster his strikeforce this summer and Nketiah is a target. Unai Emery believes Nketiah should spend a season out on loan so Johnson’s chase has been boosted.

Nketiah played a handful of games for Arsenal last season but has found himself below Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the pecking order.

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Last season, Nketiah was limited to 10 games (five in the Premier League) with two goals to his name. But he was prolific in the Premier League 2 with nine goals in 10 games for the U23 team.

 

The England U20 starlet is an exciting prospect but he needs game time to develop. This is why Emery will let the 20-year-old spend a season in the Championship.

Bristol City would be a wise move for Nketiah

Nketiah could follow Tammy Abraham’s example by moving to Bristol City. Abraham had an impressive season at Ashton Gate as the main striker and Nketiah will be targeting similar results.

He could join a Premier League team on loan but he needs to spend a whole season playing regularly. This is why a move to Bristol City would be wiser.

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