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Report: Watford want Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah could be offered the chance to leave Arsenal for a Premier League rival this summer, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Watford want the striker.

Nketiah could well be on the move in the coming months. As noted by the Mirror, his contract at the Emirates expires next summer.

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The 21-year-old struggled for game-time for Mikel Arteta’s men this past season.

He only made four starts in the Premier League, with a further 13 appearances coming from the bench.

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Unfortunately, when he was given a chance, he was rarely able to stake a strong claim for more minutes. He ultimately scored just two league goals.

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The Sun recently reported that Arsenal had surprised Nketiah’s potential admirers by setting a £20 million asking price for the academy graduate.

But it now seems that Watford are planning to try their luck and attempt to bring the forward to Vicarage Road.

The Daily Mirror reports that the Hornets want Nketiah. They also suggest that Arsenal would want more than £15 million for him.

Arsenal should be open to selling Nketiah to Watford

A move to Watford may be best for all concerned.

Of course, some Arsenal fans may be wary of seeing him join a Premier League rival.

While he has not yet been prolific for the Gunners, it is clear that he has a lot of potential.

There is the potential for Nketiah to come back and haunt Arsenal at some stage.

Arteta suggested last June that his performances were ‘extraordinary’ given his age.

But Arsenal will not be planning for a battle with Watford in the top flight next season.

What he may be able to do however, is potentially take points off the teams the Gunners do want to rival in the table.

Perhaps including a sell-on clause would be a smart idea in case he proves to be a revelation with Watford.

But given his contract status, Arsenal would surely be making a big mistake if they did not allow Nketiah to move on this summer.

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